[rescue] Help needed with Sun V65x

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Tue Feb 18 01:49:11 CST 2014

Hi Lionel

There was a DVD as an option on the V65x, it is an IDE one as you will realise
(pn 370-6043). The issue I found was that a lot of the DVDs are set to slave
on the IDE and this will need to be set to master as used on other Sun
systems. I would suggest you look to beg/borrow/steal(not really) a DVD from a
system which has just a DVD and SCSI disks, not one which has internal IDE
disks such as laptop etc.Example of Sun systems with similar config are

I have some, but guess you are US based?

As you say most software for 10 came on DVD, but early versions did come on CD
as an option.

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Tel: 01636 627990
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 18 Feb 2014, at 02:49, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was hoping to install Solaris on this V65x I cane across, but the only
> ISOs I can find are either DVDs (Solaris 10) or CD-ROMs for a version of
> Solaris my hardware doesn't support (Solaris 11.1)...
> Is there such a thing as Solaris 10 install CD-ROM? Is an ISO available?
> I tried USB DVD drives, no go. I tried swapping the internal CD with a DVD
> drive, no go. (HW not even recognized by BIOS)...
> Any pointers would be great, for now I am limited to OS I have CDs for,
> nothing off DVD...
> Thanks in advance,
> Lionel
> --
> Lionel Peterson
> lionel4287 at gmail.com
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