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Solaris 10 iso CD available?

I'm starting a project to replace the boot drive on my Sparc 10 Ultra running Solaris 10. Apparently, to do this I will need to boot from cdrom after installing the new drive. I went to the Orcale download site but they only have a DVD ISO for Solaris 10. Unfortunately, my machine only has a CD drive. I do have a Solaris 9 CD that was parked in the drive when I got this machine, but no Solaris 10. So my questions are:

1. Is the Solaris 10 CD ISO still available anywhere? There's lots of results for this on the web but they all point to sun.com which no longer exists.

2. I assume there's no way to convert the DVD ISO to a CD, if for no other reason than that it's 2.16 GB and wouldn't fit on a CD. True?

3. How hard would it be to replace my CD drive with a DVD drive? If this is going to turn into another two-week long nightmare like I got when trying to add that blasted PGX32 vid card, then forget it.

Any advice on how to proceed would be most appreciated.
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It might be easier to setup an install server (maybe inside a virtual machine) and install the ultra 10 from this machine.
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This site seems to offer the Solaris 10 CD set (there's a number of ISO's of course in the set) if you sign up for free (I think).

Perhaps give it a go and post back outcome.

http://kat.ph/solaris-10-update-7-5-...-t2533846.html
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It might be easier to setup an install server (maybe inside a virtual machine) and install the ultra 10 from this machine.
That's an idea I hadn't thought of I've got VirtualBox running on my PC on the same LAN, so it shouldn't be too hard to make a Solaris 10 VM using the ISO file I downloaded from Oracle.

So then I could just do a "boot from network"?

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This site seems to offer the Solaris 10 CD set (there's a number of ISO's of course in the set) if you sign up for free (I think).

Perhaps give it a go and post back outcome.

http://kat.ph/solaris-10-update-7-5-...-t2533846.html
Hmm, well I downloaded what I thought was the iso file but instead got something called "solaris10 (blah blah) .torrent". It never asked me to sign up for anything but now I'm not sure what to do with this "torrent" file. I'm afraid if I click on it I'll end up with some sort of virus.
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If the file is suspicious don't do anything with it.

I'm fairly sure that I've got images of the CD's you want but I'm off-base and won't have access to my own archive for a day or two. Do you have a server (ftp?) I could upload to?

If you would like to pursue this option then send me a PM with ipaddress/userid/password and I'll see what I can do.
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It shouldn't be that hard to replace the CD drive with a DVD drive, as long as it isn't a SCSI CD drive. I'm not sure I've ever seen a SCSI DVD drive....
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It shouldn't be that hard to replace the CD drive with a DVD drive, as long as it isn't a SCSI CD drive. I'm not sure I've ever seen a SCSI DVD drive....
OK, that's good to know. I did find one mention last night that just about any DVD drive should be a simple drop-in replacement. I've got an IDE drive sitting in my old PC so I'll try swapping that in.

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If you would like to pursue this option then send me a PM with ipaddress/userid/password and I'll see what I can do.
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