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Assigning an IP in solaris 9

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I used the Solaris Management console and browsed to : system configuration > Computers and Networking.
Here there were 2 things displayed  .   127  (which i assume is the loopback)  and  10

I right clicked 10 and gave it an ip.  Yet when I do an ifconfig , nothing shows up.
Upon installation of Solaris, my network card was immediately found.  Should it be showing up in the Mangement tool?
What am I doing wrong?

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The easy way to do it is to run "sys-unconfig" command to unconfigure the box, then
reboot the system and following the screen instructions to fill in your network configuration
infor to get the box connet to you network.

Or
you can following the instructions in the following page:
http:Q_10298226.html

Or edit the following files by hand, and then reboot:

   Or you manually edit the following files: (use text editor, eg vi)
     /etc/nodename    #if you need to change the name of the machine
    /etc/hostname.interface    (eg hostname.hme0 )
    /etc/hosts                 # Update to reflect new name
    /etc/nsswitch.conf         # Update if your name resolution
    /etc/resolv.conf      
 #Update if your name servers/domain changed (DNS only)
    /etc/defaultdomain   # set you default domain
   /etc/defaultrouter      # Set the default router's IP

   /etc/inet/networks             # Set your network name
   /etc/inet/netmasks             # Set your network number
   /etc/net/ticots/hosts    # For the streams-level loopback
   /etc/ticlts/hosts       # For the streams-level loopback
   /etc/net/ticotsord/hosts  # For the streams-level loopback

   If you have no experience about this files, please make a backup before making the change. after
you edit all the file, reboot your system.

  Good luck!
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Thanks , I will try that.

ps:  When I do an ifconfig, only the loopback is showing up.  Does that mean solaris could not find find the driver for my network card (s) ?
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1. check if your NIC is on the Solaris 9 (Intel) hardware support list:
   http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/
2. If the NIC on the list (if not on the list, just try your luck)

    1) Install the NIC to your PC
    2) Power up the PC, when your see the following message on the screen:
    Enter to "boot interpreter" :
Select (b)oot or (i)nterpreter:i
Entering boot interpreter - type ctl-d to resume boot
    type in:
    b -r

     then just following the screen instruction to specify the correct hardware on your system.

    This should get your NIC going.

More infor about Solaris NIC configure:
http:Q_20785221.html

    Here're some more usefull infor for Solaris x 86:
    http://my.execpc.com/~keithp/bdlogsol.htm
    http://access1.sun.com/FAQSets/Solarisx86FAQs.html
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/Solaris2/x86/FAQ/

Good luck!
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