[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 09:56:03 CDT 2013

Since I won't get a chance to work on the server again for a few days, I
decided to simply buy the proper Sun DVD drive for this specific server off
eBay for a penny less than $20, shipped, with a 14 day DOA guarantee.

I could run around cannibalizing my various machines until I find one that
works, or set up a Solaris x86 VM to netboot, but for $20 I decided it would
be nice to have an actual drive.

I downloaded Solaris 10 from Oracle, as well as Ubuntu 10.4 and SXCE (or
whatever it is called) and burned DVDs. I think I'd prefer Solaris 10, are
there any barriers to running it on this hardware, either security-wise
(license key needed) or license-wise (supposed to have a license, but it is
effectively an honor system)?

I was most likely wrong about the drives being SAS, I just assumed and hadn't

As a side question, what are people using to get a graphical Solaris desktop
on a windows client? On a Mac?


On Apr 6, 2013, at 4:39 AM, Meelis Roos <mroos at linux.ee> wrote:

> In my experience, laptop DVD drives that worked in some x86 server did
> not work in V240. The only thing that worked was a DVD writer driver. A
> friend had the same experience.

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