[rescue] Install Solaris 10 without CD-ROM, and without another Solaris box. Possible?

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 16:53:36 CDT 2006

On 4/6/06, Micah R Ledbetter <vlack-lists at vlack.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is rescue or geeks material, but here goes...
> I have a Windows machine at work, a Mac OS X laptop, and an Ultra 2
> running Solaris 9 which I've secreted under my desk. The U2 has no CD-
> ROM, and while I might be able to get one, if I could do it another
> way, it would be less hassle for me. Is there a way I could network
> install (using Mac OS X or Windows/Interix as a host), or upgrade-
> install without a CD drive?

Ideas that come to mind:

netboot (e.g. tftpd, rarpd, etc) on the Mac + CD/DVD/filesystem exported via
netboot from the Mac + an ftp repository on the Mac

This shouldn't be *too* hard, since Macs do network based
booting/install as well.


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