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# 22  
Old 10-17-2007
you will need a terminal software... depends on the os you use with your "admin station"... solaris has the "tip" tool. you can use teraterm from windows or minicom from linux...
# 23  
Old 10-18-2007
im using either xp or 2000 idk what one at the moment il get back here this weekend
thanks for all your help
# 24  
Old 12-03-2007
ok im back i have the sun ultra 5 at my house with a serial cable and im installing terminal software as im typing this
# 25  
Old 12-03-2007
now i have 2 questions
1 cna i get any type of disc and format the whole thing? if so can someone give me a link and second is how do i use terminal software? i have the real term serial capture program but i have no clue how to use it the pcs are connected togather by a serial cable but other than that i do not know much about serial cables and such
# 26  
Old 12-03-2007
The three things you should have connected to your Sun 5 are....

power
network cable into LAN port
serial cable on connector "A"

nothing else.

Connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port on a PC or laptop running windows. Then use Start->Programs->Accessories->Communications->Hyperterm and create a new profile and use 9600,n,8,1 as the settings.

Then when you power on the Ultra5 it should start sending information down the serial cable and you should see this on your terminal, if you don't you most probably need a null-modem to swap the TX/RX wires over.

From here you can do "Ctrl-Break" and it should reply with "ok"

then do "boot cdrom" with the 1st disk in the drive. Then go through the menus....

You can copy and paste the contents of the terminal screen here to assist us in helping you.
# 27  
Old 12-03-2007
ok first of all i should not have monitor or keyboard plugged in jsut what u said ?
than why is the network wire nessary to be plugged in?
than what is a null modem?

i will try what you siad
by the way do you have a screen name i can contact you with?
# 28  
Old 12-03-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by russian460
than why is the network wire nessary to be plugged in?
If you want the box on the network it is easier for the wire to be in and to configure it during OS installation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by russian460
by the way do you have a screen name i can contact you with?
What's a "screen name"?

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