Installing Solaris from remote CD
Posted on 2004-08-25
I have a Solaris 2.5 machine with no CD Drive and want to upgrade/reinstall 2.8. the only machine I can use for this is on a different network (boxes can see each other though). I have gone thru the steps as per the article "Appendix C Installaing or Upgrading from a remote dvd-rom and cd-rom" and have carried out the add_install_client which creates files in /tftpboot directory.
When I shutdown the 2.5 box and issue the command boot net I get errors like
Lost carrier (transceiver cable problem?)
cable problem or twisted pair hub link-tets disabled
Timeout waiting for arp/rarp packets.
My question is
1. Can you do this remote install across networks
If so then
2. What am I doing wrong?