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Solaris 8 installation

By Numbies ·
I have downloaded Solaris 8 as I want to start learning it but failed at the first hurdle!!! When trying to install I get the following message:

Unable to mount a Solaris error file system from the device:
C Target 0: Samsung CD - Rom SCI48F PS06
On Bus Mastering IDF controller on board
PCI bus 0, at Dev 7, Func 1
Error message from Mount:
/pci@0,0/pci-ide@7,1/ide@1/sd@0,0:a
cannot open - no media in drive

It is obviously a problem booting from the CD drive but I'm not sure what the problem could be. Any ideas?

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by kshum In reply to Solaris 8 installation

A couple things:

Just to make sure, did you burn the cd using an image file, the file being what you have downloaded? If so... try checking the supported devices on Sun's site to see if your cdrom is supported. Go to http://soldc.sun.com/support/drivers/hcl/8/101/BOOK.htm

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by erdo In reply to Solaris 8 installation

You can try one of two things:

1. Reburn the software on the CDs again, but this time change the downloaded file names by appending the extension *.iso to each file.

2. If this does not work either, place a new order and send for the media. Pay the $75 which is not much for a functional OS already on CDs. In addition you will get additional software which is not provided on the Sun download site for Solaris 8, plus you also get all the hardcopy documentation.

I recommend the second alternative. The extra software, hard copy of documents and the time saved is well worth the $75. You still get the OS for free.

I learned the hard way!

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to Solaris 8 installation

Go on SUN web site and download the boot disk
and driver update disk... This should solve your boot problem.

Good luck

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