[rescue] BOOTING SOLARIS 10 on a ULTRA 2/200

Mike F lists at ibrew.net
Fri Oct 15 08:09:42 CDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 08:38:17AM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 12:50:33PM +0100, bitrot wrote:
> > Is there a way to get Solaris 10 installed on my Ultra 2/200 Dual.
> > 
> > I know some people have done it.  Ideas Apreciated.
> I downloaded the Solaris 10 beta from Sun and have build 63 running on
> an Ultra 2 2x300 right now.  What is the problem you are having when
> you boot the first CD?  You can no longer boot off the 2nd CD.

My Ultra 2 has 2x200 MHz UltraSPARC I processors; UltraSPARC I processors 
are unsupported on Solaris 10, apparently due to the default of booting in 
32-bit mode, while Solaris 10 is 64-bit only. However, even though my 
Ultra 2 is set to boot in 64-bit mode, the Solaris 10 installer will not 
allow me to proceed, citing the UltraSPARC I processors. Supposedly, there 
is some way to "trick" the installer into allowing installation despite 
the unsupported processors. After trying Solaris 10 on an x86 machine, I'd 
*really* like to get it running on my Ultra 2, but that may mean swapping 
the 200 MHz processors for faster ones - anyone have any spare 250+ MHz 

- Mike

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