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Failed To Read Super Block With Solaris 9

Greetings:

I am trying to re-install my system with the Solaris 9 CD.

I typed boot cdrom from the OBP, the system restarted and started saying Failed To Read Super Block, and then proceeds to the screen where I was initially before I decided to re-install the OS.

My system was working fine from the beginning. All I wanted to do was to change the IP, because it was conflicting with another system. So, I'd sys-unconfig. I expected to receive a point-and-click GUI screen, where I could specify all parameters.....select no to IPV6, put in my host name, etc., but instead, I received a console type of screen (all white), where one would normally type in commands.

However, the screen had some gibberish in addition to the wordings from the process. Any key I press produces gibberish on the screen. Except for when I type in the IP and host name. But, I'm not able to select "no" for IPV6 or "no" for a "domain name", etc. If I make a mistake and press the backspace or delete key, I get gibberish on the screen. Attached are the screenshots.

I even tried boot disk from the OBP, and that did not work either.

If I can just get to change the IP, without having to re-install the whole OS, I would be very happy.

Thank you very much.

P.s.: The attachments are taking forever to upload. However, I think I was able to upload it in the "SUN Solaris" Forum. So, kindly look at it there. Thanks.
 

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This manual page documents briefly the pk-debuginfo-install command. pk-debuginfo-install is the command line client for installing debuginfo packages. WHY DO I NEED DEBUGINFO PACKAGES
? When a program crashes, it's often useful to send the developer a backtrace which contains symbol names and variable contents, rather than memory addresses. To make this possible, extra packages called debug packages can be installed. OPTIONS
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. --help Show summary of options. --noninteractive Do not be interactive and skip the confirmation before the packages are installed. --verbose Show extra debugging information. --simulate Don't actually install any packages, only simulate what would be installed. --no-depends Do not scan for, or install dependencies of the core packages. --quiet Do not display information or progress to the terminal. RETURN VALUES
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