[rescue] Amiga videos online for your enjoyment

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed May 23 17:16:46 CDT 2007

On 5/23/07, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:
> > My heart sinks everytime I see the "Starting Services 1/149" or whatever when I power up a SOlaris 10 machine. I guess the argument is that you shouldn't really reboot a Sun box that often if it is so painful...[0]
> > Lionel
> Errr not so much POST, but say, jumpstart of expensive sun server + apply
> patches runs 1-4 hours, where a Linux box PXE boots, kickstarts and does
> it's thing in a fraction of that.... and is a larger install.

Only if you are using the antiquated pkgadd version of Jumpstart.
'pkgadd' checks deps and requirements for every package that is

Kickstart doesn't work that way--it's image based like Ghost.  Use
'flar' (flash archives) with Jumpstart, and you'll have pretty much
the same deal.

It kills me when people complain about things on Suns but don't bother
to keep up with Solaris' advancements--like smpatch (admittedly it is
immature, but it is far ahead of applying clusters).


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