[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Apr 6 10:25:47 CDT 2013

On 06/04/13 10:56 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> 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
> checked.
> As a side question, what are people using to get a graphical Solaris desktop
> on a windows client? On a Mac?

VNC worked fine for me, with a Solaris 10 server. I used RealVNC Free 
edition packages for Solaris.



> Lionel
> 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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