[rescue] Solaris for PrimePower 250?

Dr. Robert Pasken rpasken at eas.slu.edu
Wed Apr 24 15:50:09 CDT 2013

No Debian isn't pampering you, you are just using a very old version of 
Solaris. Look to see what Linux was like in the late 1990's and early 
2000's. A current version of Solaris, I use OpenIndiana on my cluster, 
understands unlabeled disks and automagically formats and labels them 
for you just like current releases of Linux/Windows. As a passing note 
at one point you had to build a kernel specifically for your hardware 
because shared loadable libraries didn't exist. The install process 
asked a bunch of questions and then built and installed a kernel for you.

On 4/24/13 3:40 PM, JP Hindin wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Apr 2013, Ian Finder wrote:
>>> Yes, that's true.
>>> But I was talking about how to open another shell from inside the installer.
>> Even on text install, after failing to acquire a target disk, the
>> install gracefully fails to a shell.
>> It really is quite easy to use :)
> If you know to run 'format'... which as a first time Solaris installer I
> didn't and had no damned clue that the installer's problem was it couldn't
> find a disk with the right disklabel, not that it was unable to locate any
> physical disks.
> Oh Debian, you have pampered me so.
>   - JP
>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Steven M Jones <smj+rescue at crash.com> wrote:
>>> On 04/24/2013 12:00, Sandwich Maker wrote:
>>>> [...] but on all the installers
>>>> from sunos4 up to solaris 8, you can simply right-click over the
>>>> desktop and a menu [...]
>>> Desktop? Menu? In the SunOS 4 installer? ISTR it was always text console for
>>> SunOS 4.
>>> In fact after a couple years in the working world I encountered an old
>>> Sun-2/150U that had SunOS 3 on it, and discovered the SunTools-based GUI
>>> installer, and howled because they had given up something that convenient
>>> for the text-only stuff on SunOS 4.
>>> --S.
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>> --
>>     Ian Finder
>>     (206) 395-MIPS
>>     ian.finder at gmail.com
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