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Installation of Sun Colbalt Raq XTR OS

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I've bought a Sun Colbalt Raq XTR which has had the hard drives fully wiped and doesn't come with an operating system. What needs to be done to get hold of and install the OS?
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what os are you interested in? yo may install solaris 10 (if h/w is supported) or linux
Sun cobalt has no cd drive, only net interface towards the external world, that's his problem.

If the cpus are intel compatible then take its harddisk, plug it into a pc and install Linux (or any other os you fancy). Don't forget to install ssh support, anyway. Then, plug it back on the cobalt, with ethernet cable and try to start it. You should succeed

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The Sun Colbalt Raq XTR has Intel chips.

So, essentially i install Linux on a the hard drives. What about any drivers to work the front panel buttons and LCD?

Also... which linux distro do you recomend?
Actually, I've seen a Debian running on a Cobalt. RH works for sure, here's a wiki that covers some steps http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Cobalt

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I've been looking at purchasing an ISO from Colbalt ISO, would this be a good option?
The only option is the XTR one, as Raq2 and Raq4 are for other Cobalt systems
http://www.cobaltiso.com/cobalt_xtr_iso.html
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