[SPARCbook] Solaris 8 Installation on Ultrabook
spainhou at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 7 09:44:08 CST 2003
You need to get solaris 7. 8 will work, but there are something's you
have to do to get it to install right. There is a write up on tadpoles
site describing the install. Also, what version of 8 are you using?
Michael Thompson wrote:
> I picked up a 200 MHz Ultrabook minus the disk. I installed a 12 GB disk
> and now need to install an OS. I tried NetBSD 1.6.1 but it doesn't like the
> IDE disk controller. The boot ROM and Solaris report a bad magic number so
> I know that the system can see the new disk.
> I don't have the external SCSI cable so I am now trying to do a net install
> of Solaris 8. I can get the install kernel to boot and run. The first thing
> it asks for is the language. The keyboard works fine with the boot ROM but
> doesn't work when the Solaris install kernel comes up.
> I haven't tried earlier versions of Solaris but I do have all of the CDs.
> Michael Thompson
> E-Mail: M_Thompson at IDS.net
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