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

Mike F lists at ibrew.net
Fri Oct 15 18:45:24 CDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 09:49:31PM +0100, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 09:09:42 -0400, Mike F <lists at ibrew.net> wrote:
> > 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
> > processors?
> > 
> I don't really have the time to have a good look. But  I checked the
> cd and the line ALLOW_64BIT_KERNEL_ON_UltraSPARC_1_CPU=true  is
> commented out.  Is it as simple as changing this line and reburning
> the cd ?
> I don't have any machines newer then my ultra-2, but could you install
> on another machine. Edit that line, swap disks and then boot -r
> Dan

Thanks for the tip... When I get a chance, I'll look into modifying the 
ISO image or doing a jumpstart install.

- Mike

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