Trying to boot Solaris without hard drives in T5220


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Old 09-03-2013
Trying to boot Solaris without hard drives in T5220

I have three Sun Oracle Netra T5220s. I am trying to just get the processor information psrinfo or prtdiag -v from the # prompt in single user mode.

I am needing to know the commands to get to boot the CD/DVD of the Solaris OS. I am using it via Serial Port Management.

Tinkering around I was able to access the (ok) command. I the boot-disk command for the long file name with /disk at the end was not able to boot from. It was a install of Solaris 11 burned on a DVD. (Dont know if being a DVD or the wrong version had to do with anything.)
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Old 09-03-2013
After inserting the DVD into the drive, in the "ok" prompt try:
Code:
boot cdrom

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Old 09-03-2013
Code:
 
boot cdrom

will take you to the Solaris install routine (which without a hard disk won't get you very far).

Code:
boot cdrom -s

will boot the system into 'single user' which will allow you to enter commands and interrogate the box.
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Old 09-03-2013
boot cdrom will also offer interactive shell (as an option to choose in the installer menu).
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Old 09-03-2013
@bartus11......yes, of course, I see where you're coming from. Thanks.
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