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Solaris 9 boot diskette

I'm trying to install Solaris 9, but I need to create a boot diskette - "Device configuration Assistant/boot".  Anyone know how to do this?
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martit01Author Commented:
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Not sure if this makes a difference or not, but I'm trying to install Solaris 9 on my IBM ThinkPad.

Thanks again
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NopiusCommented:
> I'm trying to install Solaris 9, but I need to create a boot diskette - "Device configuration Assistant/boot".  Anyone know how to do this?

From http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-5768/6ml70g5lv?a=view:

x86 only 

You can copy the Device Configuration Assistant software to a diskette from the Solaris x86 Platform Edition DVD or Solaris Software 2 of 2 x86 Platform Edition CD by using the procedure in Appendix I, x86: Preparing to Boot From the Solaris Device Configuration Assistant or the Network (Tasks).

That's a link: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-5768/6ml70g631?a=view
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
If you boot off the Solaris 9 CD (or DVD), you have exactly this floppy (as image from CD) running.
In case you use the CD set, use the CD "Software 1 of 2" and _not_ the installation CD
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martit01Author Commented:
Nopius,

I'm not installing to a x86??  It's an IBM Thinkpad.
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NopiusCommented:
martit01, it's the same.
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Solaris has two flavours:
a) Solaris for SPARC
b) Solaris for x86/x64
The latter is for all Systems with CPUs from Intel or AMD -- or the like
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martit01Author Commented:
thanks guys, I should have some time in the next day or two to give this a try.
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martit01Author Commented:
I'm not sure I'm following these instructions:
1) I'm trying to create the Device configuration Assistant/Boot from my Windows XP machine. Is this possible?

2) When I boot to Windows XP and then insert the Solaris 9 DVD and try and browse out to the path (listed in the above link to the documentation) that path does not exist.

3) Do I need to boot to the Solaris DVD or CD in order to create the Device configuration Assis/Boot diskette?
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martit01Author Commented:
JustUNIX,

thanks for the input. That was the problem. I noticed the software I have is Solaris 9 SPARC and that is not compatable with my IBM ThinkPad.  I've since downloaded Solaris 10 x86 and all is good now.

Thanks
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