[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
Thu Apr 4 16:26:56 CDT 2013

You may be right here, but in short, I think that Lionel has lots of 
options available to him to get what ever version of Solaris he wants on 
his V240.

side stepping slightly, I was in a similar situation about 8 years ago, 
with an old Sun Netra X1.

IDE architecture, Sparc CPU, and not even a slot for an optical drive. 
I was in a remote location and didn't have/too lazy to build a jumpstart 
server.  I yanked an IDE DVD drive out of a close by Intel desktop box, 
plugged it into the on board Netra X1 controller, and installed Solaris 
10u1 (I believe) from that.  It was an early (pre-ZFS) Solaris 10 release.


On 04/ 4/13 04:05 PM, mc68010 wrote:
> On 4/4/2013 2:01 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> Thanks - this is great info to get me started.
>> If I can use a USB CD/DVD drive that's great, really makes things easier.
> I think the chances of finding a 512b block supporting USB DVD drive is
> about zero and I don't think it will boot off USB anyway.  At least I've
> never seen it done. Even if it could boot I would be surprised if the
> install program could deal with accessing a USB drive.
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