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Solaris-9 Install fails on Sun Ultra 60

By mspatel ·
I am trying to install Solaris-9 on Sun Ultr 60 with OBP 3.24. although I place CD1 in cdrom drive it does not start on boot - cdrom and i cannot cd to cdrom or ls. CDROM seems ok as tested on another system also the Solaris-9 media is good.
How can I install solaris-9 on this machine?

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by techrepublic In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

Run the following tests at the PROM.

test-all
probe-scsi-all

If you don't see a SCSI CD drive when you run the probe, that's your problem.

Another favourite, is if the CDROM SCSI ID has changed, or the devalias for the drive has changed - all worth checking once you're sure the machine can see the drive.

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by mspatel In reply to

Psobe-scsi-all is showing cd-rom.
alias to boot changed from cd-rom tried but not worked.
Environment looks ok.

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by mspatel In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

Is it possible to Boot Ultra-60 from network connection to another machine-to-use-cdrom for Install. I have no idea how to?

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by mspatel In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

2nd Option How can I bot from floppy drive, is there bootable solaris9 floppy which I can make and will that support cdrom.

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by mspatel In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

if you are not able to boot from the installation cd, try to create an install server somewhere else and boot from the network to install solaris 9.

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by mspatel In reply to

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This is good idea but my skills to setup and bootup on network is zero. Pls provide more details. Also my 2nd choice to boot from floppy is worth try- kindly guide on this as well.

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

On any other Sun server:
- run the setup_install_server script from the SOL 9 cdrom.
-When the script has completed, insert the Solaris 9 Update 2[3|4] (2 of 2) and complete the installation of the Solaris 9 image by running the add_to_install_server
script.
-setup the client's IP and Ethernet address information in the corresponding hosts and ethers files respectively.
-Setup the client for booting over the network by changing to the directory where the install image resides and running the add_install_client script.
# cd /install_dir_path/Solaris_9/Tools
# ./add_install_client hostname sun4u
- now type boot net on our ULTRA60

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by mspatel In reply to

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My Second Sun Ultra-1 have 2gb only. Not enough to hold image. Please guide for floppy drive bbot solution and also if floppy can cd to cd-rom?

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by ghislain.levesque In reply to Solaris-9 Install fails o ...

try this...:
boot cdrom -F wanboot - install

Question for you: Are they original Solaris 9 CD?
Can you boot on the other Sun with it?

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