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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:47 am    Post subject: How to use Gentoo box as Jumpstart server to install Solaris Reply with quote

Hi all,

This is a bit backwards of what usually is asked and done on here...but, I'm just wanting to try out Solaris and the ZFS filesystem.

I have a Sunfire 280R, that I cannot get to boot from the dvd drive.

I was thinking I could use one of my Gentoo boxes as a Jumpstart server to get Solaris onto the sun box. It appears to be a tftp connection type thing...I saw some info that was in the ballpark of what I wanted to do, but, not quite. I've never used NFS before...so, gonna start looking into that...

Does anyone have any suggestions, links, etc on how and where to start this?
Has anyone done this?

Thanks in advance,

Cayenne
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote

Ok...just a quick update here. I found this site: http://alex.charrett.com/technical/linux-jumpstart.html and am trying to follow this.

One note...I tried to emerge rarpd....and it said that iputils was blocking it. I found out on another forum, that removing iputils was probably a bad idea...and that rarpd WAS included as part of iputils.....strange that emerge -p or emerge --search didn't show that it was already installed?

Anyway, dodged that bullit, and am following the guide. I found that I didn't have gdb...had to emerge that.

Anyway, once I get the Solaris install parts on my Gentoo box...I'll have to figure how to configure and use NFS.

I'll post back more as I progress.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be trying to resolve the boot issue tbh.. is it on the correct scsi id (assuming the DVD is scsi...)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: How to find out? Reply with quote

marky9074 wrote:
I would be trying to resolve the boot issue tbh.. is it on the correct scsi id (assuming the DVD is scsi...)

I'm not sure...how do you find out?

From openboot, I did reset everything to default....hoping that might reset any weirdness the previous owner might have set up....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps in OBP you can list all the devides and you can set the names

In essence you can change where the friendlyname "disk" or "cdrom" point to.
Probably (if its a scsi system) you have the DVD drive on a different SCSI ID than the system expects.

Simple to fix (cant remember the exact commands I must be honest) but thats probably it.
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