[rescue] Which is better?

Paul Khoury rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 12 01:50:08 CDT 2001

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001 22:19:30 -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:

>so, less than 250MB in use, and that includes swap usage.  now, i'll be honest
>with you, this machine is painful to use, since it lacks a lot of the utilities
>that you are probably used to, but then this is a firewall, not a shell box,
>but the point is, you can install Solaris 8 and have a usable system on a 500MB
>drive if you wanted to.  and 1G is not unreasonable.
>on the other hand, my two sparc20s are almost full, but that's not just OS,
>that's 10GB of crap i have laying about. :)
>> Target machine is an SS5 with 64MB of RAM, and 2GB HD for the root and swap.
>2GB? more than plenty.  i'd do one of the mod-range installs, and add stuff as
>you need it.  you'll be fine.

Now I'm starting to get impressed.  Maybe I'll try Sol 8 again on my other SS5 when
I get RAM for it (or when I can afford RAM), since I spent about 15 hours messing with it as it is.

How do you get the install NOT to use that bloated Web Install thingy, and not require a 510MB min.
swap partition?  That was the major setback, and I don't know if there's a switch I can pass at boot
time from the ok prompt so it does a regular BrokenWindows or text install.


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