[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 09:18:19 CDT 2013

Cool - thanks!

I'm currently downloading the SunFreeWare Companion CD image (
http://sunfreeware.com/companioncd.html ) - I'll look into opencsw later.

I am curious about adding a framebuffer - are there any compatible with the
V240? The Sun Just The Facts document (see below) leads me to believe that
there are a few that are compatible:

X3685A XVR-500 Graphics Accelerator

X3769A XVR-100 Graphics Accelerator

X3768A PGX 64 8/24-bit Color Graphics PCI Adapter

(From Just The Facts, P. 17)



Just The Facts V240 link:

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Joshua D. Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:

> Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >We're up!
> >
> >The DVD drive arrived last night ($20 off eBay, shipped), slid it in
> >this
> >morning, ran through a very, very lengthy POST sequence, and entered
> >'boot
> >cdrom' - to which the system responded with the twirling icon!
> >
> >I ran through the install (a temp install, intended only to confirm
> >system
> >functions/boots normally) and have a few questions:
> >
> >How do I:
> >
> >- configure mirrored boot drive? Data drive? Is it something to do when
> >I
> >select the drives to install on? (I've been in Windows-land so long I
> >forgot how, if I ever actually knew!)
> Install non-mirrored, then use the zpool command to attach the second disk
> as a mirror.  You also have to tell OBP to fall back to booting from the
> second HD.  It has been awhile since I've last done this, but I believe
> that is all there was to it.
> > - configure naming services in a home setting? I selected "No Naming
> >Services" this time around, but when I ran through the configuring
> >"DNS"
> >naming service I had to specify a domain, which I don't have.
> If you have home DNS , then you could just make a home domain.
> > - How does one access any security patches? I am installing the latest
> >Solaris 10 ISO from Oracle, I assume it is up-to-date as of the date
> >they
> >released it (Jan/Feb 2013, IIRC) - that should be reasonably
> >secure/stable,
> >right? (I don't plan on running this on the Internet, so I only need to
> >be
> >so concerned about security.
> Service contract is the only official way.
> >- Sun used to offer a "Solaris Freeware" ISO full of shareware that was
> >easily installed, is that just long-gone? How do folks access
> >shareware/open software? Which repositories? What is the install
> >process -
> >is it typically just download, unzip, run a shell script?
> Look for the opencsw project. That seems to be the modern place to turn.
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Lionel Peterson
lionel4287 at gmail.com

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