[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Thu Apr 4 15:40:05 CDT 2013

On 04/04/2013 04:33 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've had this lying around for a while, decided it was time to do something
> with it. "It" is a SunFire V240 w/ 2 CPUs of unknown speed, with 4x wiped
> HDs (2x 72G 2x146G SAS) and 8 Gigs of RAM. It powers-up fine, runs through
> all diagnostics, then stops and drops to the open-boot prompt ('ok').
> I'd like to get this running, I presume Solaris is still an option (albeit
> an older release w/ no patches available), but other choices must be
> available - suggestions?

For added fun, you could run a quite old Solaris release. ;)  The BSDs 
are an option as well. OpenSXCE might run on that if you want Illumos-based.

> And, of course, since this server does not have a DVD drive on-board, how
> should I go about installing an OS? Is a USB optical drive an option? USB
> flash drive? I don't have a boot server available and would prefer to not
> set one up if at all possible
> I can connect to the machine and watch Power-on tests, and can interact
> with the OBP via a serial connection.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
> Thanks,
> Lionel

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