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I have a SunFire V240 box, and would like to install Solaris 10 on it.

The box is an old box, and I don't have the password. Any way to remove the content and do a clean install on Solaris 10?

I am fresh in Sun box..  nice if detailed command be given

Thanks
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1) insert a solaris 10 bootable cdrom,
and at the ok prompt do
#boot cdrom
2) solaris installation program will start
3) you will get to a place where it will ask for the disk, and it will also list the disks that are available
select the disk where you want to install solaris and partition it according to your wish
4) after that answer few question on password, hostname, network interface etc.
you should be able to do it, it is quite simple.

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if this is an old box then you may need to update OBP (firmware) of the box.
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I am connecting to the box with Console, and that there isn't a moment where OS stop booting, giving {ok} prompt and allow me to type boot cdrom...

do I need to issue the "break sequence" like Ctrl + Break, or pressing some functions keys e.g. F8 like windows?
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If you have keyboard with mouse and monitor console, then use the stop A combination to get the ok prompt or if you have serial port terminal then use the break sequence
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at where should I issue the break sequence?

and is that the break sequence <Ctrl> + <Break> or something else?

thanks
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It depends on your terminal. Are you using e.g. hyperterminal?
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I am using Putty under Windows XP
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I am not sure, but I have seen in some sites they recommend using break key or Cntrl-C
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how are you connecting to console using putty, are you using conserver console or something?
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how are you connecting to console using putty, are you using conserver or something?
i mean do you connect like this

# console servername port-no
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IPKVM
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IPKVM - meaning Keyboard, video and Mouse connection over IP is it?

have you tried Stop A  ( you can try this at any time, it should take you to ok prompt)

or try

~break  ( tilda character and type b r e a k )  
let me know the results
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what do you do, on putty, to connect to that console?  
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