[rescue] Solaris CD ISOs?

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Feb 1 07:34:42 CST 2010

On 02/01/10 03:16, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 02:18:10PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> Further to the previous question:
>> The ZFS pools on babylon4 are a newer ZFS version than the Solaris x86
>> CDs I have (which are 10/2008).  The only release I see available for
>> download from Sun^H^H^HOracle is 10/2009, and I see only DVD images.
>> babylon4 does not have a DVD drive.  Does anyone happen to know what the
>> most recent amd64 Solaris 10 CD ISOs are?  Worst case, I can take the
>> DVD drive out of this machine, but I'd sooner not if I can avoid it.
> If you already have Solaris installed, you could also do a
> live-upgrade [1,2] from the NFS mounted DVD image. In fact, if I
> recall I've had better luck with live upgrade and DVD images rather
> than CD images.

Well, I could have, were it not that the machine wouldn't boot from disk  ;)

I actually may give that a try, as it's something I should learn.  The
one thing I'm not clear on is, does a live upgrade blindly reinstall all
default packages, or will it leave out packages that have been removed
or replaced?

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