[rescue] What version of Solaris for V120?
earl at baugh.org
Wed Jul 19 12:53:28 CDT 2017
Thanks for all the advise from everyone. I did read a bunch on Illumos
distros (I never actually went and played
with OpenSolaris, either with Sun or Oracle, so time to catch up the mental
databank) I had booted at one time
one of the BSD variants on some Sun HW.... but went back to SunOS/Solaris.
To start with, I think I'm going to aim for Solaris 8 (need to know what's
the latest patch version -- Does this one have
the annoying RED Oracle logos? If so, I might look to see what DVD's I
have around, to see if I have
a Sun Purple one... though if I patch it, I may get the Oracle stuff I
If anyone has the latest Solaris 8 ISO handy that would save some time on
I assume I also need to dig up a patch set for that as well... I might have
a lead on that, but if anyone
has that bundled up, would appreciate any head start I can get..
Also think I might look at Illumos distros, but I really don't see a solid
release there for SPARC,
at least not recently. . I've got two drives so I could install OS on
both (one at a time)
and see which I like, then wipe the other one... If I can find something
that looks solid, I'll give it a go.
Tribblix looks the most promising.
Has anybody used any of the Free/Open/Net/BSD versions on this box? Worth
Would they be more up to date and actively supported?
I am going to try to keep things light on what's installed on the box. The
web site and related tools. If it gets
attacked, I'll just purge and restore....
I will need SSH for the box, so thanks for bringing up that issue. So,
it wasn't clear, what ssh are/is usable
on Solaris 8? Mouse-version with some work or?
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