[rescue] "New" SPARCserver 20
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Tue Jun 19 10:49:26 CDT 2001
Brian Hechinger wrote:
> are you willing to re-install the OS? the would make things easiest, just pull
> the 9GB, pop the 18GB in, and put the 9GB in second. the 9GB is no longer your
Hey, good idea. I'll work on re-installing everything as I realize I'm
missing it. I had thought of starting fresh, and the idea didn't really
appeal. What the heck, though. I'll do it tonight.
> hmm, look for a new keyboard. also, try re-connecting it a couple times. it
> sounds like you have a bad connection/keyboard/controller. if re-connecting it
> doesn't work and a new keyboard doesn't work, you may have just found yourself
> a server. :)
Tried 4 keyboards. they all do the same. (I don't know the type #'s. Two
are bright new (old by now) Sun colors with a power key at the top right
and sound controls, and the other two are dull colored tan with sorta
yellowish keys and optical mice) Is the connector bad? Can I replace it?
Why would it take "stop-a" every time, and nothing else 'till then? I
don't get it.
> Memory: 384M real, 45M free, 307M swap in use, 495M swap free
> there is no such thing as enough memory. that's my workstation too. :)
Yeah, well, workstation (the linux box I'm pulling the 9G from) has dual
P3-500's and 512M RAM. It's *still* not enough sometimes. I want more,
more, more! (wouldn't mind processor upgrades either!)
[sambo at jerusalem sambo]$ cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 529309696 48021504 481288192 56053760 3858432 21864448
Swap: 271392768 0 271392768
(after a reboot)
But after a SPARC2 with 64M, this SS20's gonna rock! If I can load an
OS, that is.
> considering your keyboard problems, you may end up doing this anyway. :)
So you think it's major? How do I get the OS on there then? After that I
can do everything remotely, but as far as I know, I have to have a
keyboard for now. Is there another way? Can I get the Solaris 8 cd to
run unattended? I'll have to enter network settings at some point.
> no problem. and if you need help, i'm, well, experienced. :)
Thanks again. I'll ask.
> take your time and learn. we are in no rush to make you help. learn first,
> then help.
Cool. Guess I'd better stick around then.
> ps: pimp is setting up interview with CDNOW, wish me luck.
No luck. I wish you success.
Hey, what do you do? I may be able to help you find something....
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