wiping system from ok prompt


 
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wiping system from ok prompt

So last week I posted about my system that will not completely boot. It reports a bad trap and reboots in an endless cycle. I'm at a point where I just want to wipe the system clean, reload the software and basically start from scratch.

I can interrupt the boot cycle and get to an ok prompt. Is there a way to wipe the hard drive from there? Thanks!
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This is a Solaris system, right?

If so, once you are at the ok> prompt you can just re-install Solaris. No need to wipe out the hard drive, part of the install will ask you for the layout of your partitions and do the formatting of the disk for you.

If you're doing the install from CD put the cd in and type "boot cdrom" at the ok> prompt. If you have a jumpstart install server on the network and you want to install it that way you would do "boot net - install w" instead.
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Makes sense. Thank you!
 

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