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# 8  
Old 11-08-2007
Originally Posted by matt81
ok show-disks
a) /pci@1f,0/pci@5/scsi@2/disk
b) /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom
c) /pci@1f,0/ide@d/disk
Enter Selection, q to quit:

What happens from here?

I have tried the reset-all but used probe-ide after should i be using the probe-scsi-all instead?
You are right, the probe-scsi wouldn't help you much (I'm not really used to ide systems Smilie )

The probe was only an alternative to the show-disks - you've got all you need already now, just issue a "boot /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom -s" to come up off the cd.

You might also want to have a play with devalias, nvalias and nvunalias to set up a few useful device aliases (so you can go "boot cdrom" and such).
# 9  
Old 11-08-2007
I have seen that bad magic number before. If i remember correctly you need to name the hard disk using the format command in another machine. once it is labeled it will accept the installation.
# 10  
Old 11-08-2007
With a Solaris manual install, if it detects the harddrive is unformatted it will knock you down into a shell. From the shell you can use the format command to select the disk, low-level format and partition, then return back to the installation.
# 11  
Old 11-09-2007
Why do you get grub as a parameter for boot? Sounds more like you are trying to install a X86 Solaris on a Sparc box?

"Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@1,0:f File and args: grub
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open disk label package

Cant open boot device

# 12  
Old 11-09-2007
Originally Posted by s93366
Why do you get grub as a parameter for boot? Sounds more like you are trying to install a X86 Solaris on a Sparc box?

"Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@1,0:f File and args: grub
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open disk label package

Cant open boot device

Sorry i just got back to work and am ready to finish this thing today, hopefully. Anyways I feel stupid now because i have been trying to install the x64/x86 version onto a sparc box. I didnt pay enough attention to the other downloads. I'm downloading now and I'll post back on how the install goes. Thank you all for your invaluable assistance. Maybe ill take this x86 home and install it on one of my pc's and play around with it!
# 13  
Old 11-10-2007
The installation went great! Was very simple and straightforward. Now all i need to do is make sure i can connect to the internet. Is there a simple way to make sure all my peripherals are installed and recognized by the system? I skipped the network setup while installing and i shouldn't have but that just allows me to learn how to set the network up manually.

Thanks again
# 14  
Old 11-10-2007
user dmesg to identify the name of your ethernet network device.

add your network address and hostname to /etc/hosts

put your gateways IP address in /etc/defaultrouter

put your hostname in /etc/nodename

put your hostname in /etc/hostname.<ifname> where <ifname> is the name of your ethernet network card

set up /etc/resolv.conf with the details of your name server

nameserver ip-address


* OR *

run "sys-unconfig" and you will go through all the configuration you missed on initial install.
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