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# 1  
Old 11-06-2006
Question Solaris 10 on Enterprise 250

Hi experts,

I have bought a used SUN Enterprise 250 server that currently runs solaris 8. Ive downloaded solaris 10 (sparc edition) from, and have burned the iso files to cd roms. So far so good.

I can log into the system via the serial interface (port A).
I want to sweep the discs, and install solaris 10 from scratch. I never before installed solaris, but a few times I did install freeBSD, though that was on x86 scale. I cannot interface via keyboard, and also theres no graphical interface to connect to, only ethernet plugs, and broad serial plugs.

How do I manage to clear the system and install the new OS?
- is there perhaps another unix that can run on Sparc CPUs?

hope anyone can help me Smilie

Thomas from Denmark
# 2  
Old 11-06-2006
connecting via serial port a is ok. you should see a prompt "ok". insert the cd (sol10) and type "boot cdrom" at the ok-prompt. during the install process you'll be asked to setup the disk.

# 3  
Old 11-06-2006
Just installing the OS will not wipe the drives. All areas need to be written to. Take a spare disk and run the analyze and verify steps of the format command. This will write to all areas twice ensuring that data is overwritten.
# 4  
Old 11-06-2006
i didn't read the request as a "all data needed to be wiped totally" and the install will "clear the system" and install a new one....!
# 5  
Old 11-06-2006
Java total wipe out

yeah - what i really need is to bust all data from those discs, no backup or anything. You recommend installing a new disc to do this from? -should i carry the discs to another system to format them there? -and put them back in the server to get on with the OS installations ?

# 6  
Old 11-06-2006
no, this is not required, and probably all that is required is that you clear the slices from the vtoc. Jost go through the disks and make all the slices on the disks of size 0 (except slice 2) and you should be fine.
# 7  
Old 11-07-2006
Question disc slices

yeah, well... I dont really know what you mean by that "go through the slices exept slice 2". Is this a standard part of the installations procedure of Solaris 10 ?


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