[rescue] Advice: Netra T1 AC200 CDROM woes
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 10 12:29:54 CDT 2008
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:34:23PM -0500, Jerry K wrote:
> FWIW, I picked up a Netra X1 with out a CDROM, or even any place to put
> it a couple of years ago. The X1 does not have a slot for an optical drive.
> I just opened the case, hung an old IDE drive off of the controller
> chain and went forward from there. Once I had an OS, I pulled the drive
> and closed the case back up. The correct solution would have been to
> boot it off of a jumpstart server, but I didn't have that available to
> me at the time.
FWIW, once I found an appropriate guide (thanks to MrBill), it took less
time to install the jumpstart server and do a jumpstart install than it
previously had taken to do a CD install. And Jumpstart installs require
a lot less attending.
That assumes that you have at least one Solaris machine with enough disk
For SPARC hardware at least, I won't go back.
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