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398
Posted By hicksd8
No it shouldn't hurt. However, they are probably...
No it shouldn't hurt. However, they are probably making the point that they don't support (guarantee) 18.04

BIOS update packages often come with instructions on how to install. So go ahead and...
398
Posted By hicksd8
Even if you are not allowed to use Ubuntu 16.04...
Even if you are not allowed to use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in anger, I would still be inclined to try it in 'live' mode (booted from CD/DVD) and see if it works reliably. 16.04 is certified for use on the...
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Posted By hicksd8
'live' running is when you boot from CD/DVD and...
'live' running is when you boot from CD/DVD and let it run from that media. Sometimes the Linux media for hard disk install and 'live' is the same media; sometimes you have to download a separate...
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Posted By hicksd8
Yes, well, Lenovo has had all sorts of issues...
Yes, well, Lenovo has had all sorts of issues with Ubuntu concerning their BIOS and graphics chipset. On some Ubuntu distributions, the way the kernel was compiled was known to corrupt the BIOS on...
Forum: Solaris 1 Week Ago
588
Posted By hicksd8
No, it's not only necessary in x86. On x86...
No, it's not only necessary in x86.

On x86 the hostid is computed at random at installation time. On SPARC the hostid is a hash of the hardware NIC address so in situations where you cannot move...
Forum: Solaris 1 Week Ago
588
Posted By hicksd8
You don't say which version of Solaris this is. ...
You don't say which version of Solaris this is. Please post your OS version.

Firstly, whilst it's up and running, and before you do anything with the existing system, make sure you know the...
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Posted By hicksd8
I'll start by saying that I'm not an AIX user or...
I'll start by saying that I'm not an AIX user or familiar with mksysb but I found this (old) page which has people discussing some of the exact same error lines that you are getting:

restore...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 1 Week Ago
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Posted By hicksd8
I agree with you. It takes all sorts to make a...
I agree with you. It takes all sorts to make a world, as they say. Some people are happy to say what they think, give the benefit of their experience, and be quite happy to be told that they are...
Forum: Solaris 1 Week Ago
507
Posted By hicksd8
My initial thoughts are: 1. Check cabling...
My initial thoughts are:

1. Check cabling and disk jumpers for addressing conflicts.
2. Check disk labels are compatible with VCS
3. Check disk mode pages are not left in inconsistent state from...
Forum: Solaris 2 Weeks Ago
792
Posted By hicksd8
Yes, not seeing the network interfaces when...
Yes, not seeing the network interfaces when installing Solaris on VMware is expected behaviour.

Please search this forum for answers using keywords like "Solaris VMware vmxnet"

Also, the VMware...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 2 Weeks Ago
668
Posted By hicksd8
Welcome Dave. A great addition to our team.
Welcome Dave. A great addition to our team.
640
Posted By hicksd8
Thanks for the feedback. I can see that you are...
Thanks for the feedback. I can see that you are getting there.
640
Posted By hicksd8
I just checked this out and it appears that you...
I just checked this out and it appears that you may need to download and burn a different DVD for "text install" of Solaris 11.4 in order to avoid getting involved with AI (Automated Installation).
640
Posted By hicksd8
I think: ok> boot cdrom without the...
I think:

ok> boot cdrom

without the '-install' should allow you to choose the install method.

As I said before, do NOT attempt to login at the 'Solaris console login' prompt. Just do...
640
Posted By hicksd8
Don't take the AI install option, select a local...
Don't take the AI install option, select a local install (from the DVD).

AI install depends on good internet connection, communication with repository, etc.

Avoid AI install. That should get...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 3 Weeks Ago
1,155
Posted By hicksd8
"Server Dashboard" appears to be broken. It told...
"Server Dashboard" appears to be broken. It told me that the page was "Only available to authorised users" but I was logged in at the time.

At another time it continuously said that it was...
640
Posted By hicksd8
@neo............you might be right but I hope...
@neo............you might be right but I hope that you're not.

The OP said at the start...........



So I assume that s/he was trying to boot anyway that would work. Trying to specify the...
640
Posted By hicksd8
Okay, so do you know how to do that now? See my...
Okay, so do you know how to do that now? See my post#6.

When you get to:

Solaris console login

do NOT try and login. Just do nothing. Let it run.
640
Posted By hicksd8
No, you don't boot the system from a hash prompt....
No, you don't boot the system from a hash prompt. If you have a hash prompt the system has booted successfully.

I think you had better explain what you are trying to do rather than just ask...
640
Posted By hicksd8
Put the installation Solaris DVD into the DVD...
Put the installation Solaris DVD into the DVD drive and then:

ok> boot cdrom

Please post the error message that you get from that.
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Posted By hicksd8
You need to get on the system one way or another...
You need to get on the system one way or another as superuser (root). Then edit /etc/shadow exactly as MadeInGermany says to remove the hashed password field for user root.

Usually superuser...
Forum: SCO 3 Weeks Ago
931
Posted By hicksd8
SCO Openserver Installation ISOs - Tachytelic.net...
SCO Openserver Installation ISOs - Tachytelic.net (https://www.tachytelic.net/sco-openserver-installation-isos/)
783
Posted By hicksd8
Can you hear the main chassis fans running? ...
Can you hear the main chassis fans running? These would be quite noisey. If not then I suspect that the output you have posted:



is telling the truth and that is the issue. Perhaps you need...
783
Posted By hicksd8
The console command appears to 'hang the machine'...
The console command appears to 'hang the machine' as you say because the main chassis is powered off. Only the service processor is running.

At some point you need to give the service processor...
Forum: Ubuntu 10-13-2019
1,405
Posted By hicksd8
It really doesn't matter that you are a "newbie"....
It really doesn't matter that you are a "newbie". Forum rules state that technical discussions are kept on the forum and not off-line. Feel free to ask whatever you like, it will help future...
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