[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 11:14:12 CDT 2013
Yes, I saw your earlier email, I put it aside until the DVD arrived, thanks.
I was curious if I missed an option during the text install - I just went with
the auto-layout on one drive, since the install won't even last 24 hours...
On Apr 11, 2013, at 10:26 AM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 09:57:03AM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> 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!)
> I mailed you off-list about this. Did you see it?
> If you want to create a ZFS root mirror you have to select one of the "text
> installer" options. It's not exactly text, it's a CDE-based installer. It
> will give you the option to select which drive(s) you want for your root
> filesystem. This is the ZFS filesystem you boot from. When your new system
> comes up you can create (man zpool) new pools on your extra drives.
> I recommend a root mirror and then using your other two drives as a mirror
> for another pool you can create. Since the box only has 4 drives, there's
> really no other good/safe way to use them.
>> - 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.
> Select the none box on the screen that lists the naming options and do your
> /etc/hosts as per normal.
>> - Sun used to offer a "Solaris Freeware" ISO full of shareware that was
>> easily installed, is that just long-gone?
> No, the CD images are available on sunfreeware.com. Those and
> Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird are the only "free" stuff left on Sun Freeware,
> it has moved to a pay subscription service.
>> How do folks access shareware/open software?
> I just compile everything locally. The first thing I download after the
> installation image is the latest Solaris Studio. It's really nice and the
> code generation is said to be much superior to gcc for UltraSparc. You get
> nice gui for dbx too, beats ddd etc.
>> Which repositories? What is the install process -
>> is it typically just download, unzip, run a shell script?
> If you want prepackaged software opencsw looks pretty good.
>> Thanks in advance - apologies for asking questions 'on topic'... ;^)
> Try not to do that again ;-)
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