[rescue] Installing OS on Sun Ultra 25 workstation

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Thu Jan 16 01:54:11 CST 2014


Personally I would download a copy of Sol 10 SPARC and burn to DVD. The
command you are using is all correct, just looks like the DVD you have created
is not correct (or the DVD drive is faulty, but this is not too common on the
25/45 systems).

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

On 16 Jan 2014, at 04:28, Sean Tedio <seantedio at gmail.com> wrote:

> So now that this system seems to be running (thanks again) it would be
> nice to get an OS installed. I downloaded and burned the image located
> here:
> I first put the image on a usb stick (using unetbootin) but I couldn't
> see the usb stick when doing a 'show-disks':
> ok show-disks
> a) /pci at 1e,600000/pci at 0/pci at 9/pci at 0/scsi at 1/disk
> b) /pci at 1e,600000/pci at 0/pci at 1/pci at 0/ide at 1f/cdrom
> c) /pci at 1e,600000/pci at 0/pci at 1/pci at 0/ide at 1f/disk
> I installed 2 500GB SATA drives so I was also surprised to only see 1 scsi
> So then I burned the image to a CD and tried to boot it:
> ok boot cdrom
> Boot device: /pci at 1e,600000/pci at 0/pci at 1/pci at 0/ide at 1f/cdrom at 0,0:f  File and
> Can't read disk label.
> Can't open disk label package
> Can't open boot device
> So now I'm stuck. While I'm here I might as well ask should I be
> looking at something like OpenIndiana instead of Linux?
> Thanks,
> -Sean
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