hey i just got a Sun ultra 5!!!

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Old 10-11-2007
hey i just got a Sun ultra 5!!!

now what do i do?

im looking at it and i booted it after a bunch of code i got a line askign for the password
i also downloaded solaris 10
any advice on how to install it?
# 2  
Old 10-11-2007
You will need the CD version, not DVD if you have only a CD drive.

Next you need to restart the box in OpenProm mode.

Are you using a serial console, or screen, mouse, keyboard?

As the machine starts, type Stop-A to get into the prom.

Then type "boot cdrom" with the first disk in the drive and follow the instructions. I recommend going through the whole install two or three times making notes on your selections before doing the final install.

For a simple set up:

choose a decent swap size (say 512MB)
put everything in one single partition, don't go for the separate /opt or /export/home.
install everything
# 3  
Old 10-11-2007
ok i got all 5 of the cds
and whats open prom?
im using a mouse keyboard and monitor all conected to the right ports
# 4  
Old 10-11-2007
Originally Posted by russian460
whats open prom?
It's the boot up code in the PROM of the machine, it executes when it fires up. If reads various variables from EEPROM and does what it's told. If it's told to boot from harddisk on start up it will.

When you break into it you should get a relatively crude "ok" prompt.

Type "boot cdrom" at this prompt.
# 5  
Old 10-11-2007
allright i was wonderign if theres any way to get past the password? if i jsut let it boot after a while it gives me a line asking for the password
# 6  
Old 10-11-2007
Originally Posted by russian460
allright i was wonderign if theres any way to get past the password?
That is what password are for, to stop people. Smilie

You can, you boot from CD, go into shell mode, mount the harddisk, find the /etc/passwd file, do the various business.

However, reinstalling the operating system on newly formatted drives means you start from a clean sheet of paper with nothing lurking on the system you know nothing about.
# 7  
Old 10-11-2007
ok its asking me for a file after i boot from cd
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