[SunHELP] SS20 Solaris 7 boot issue
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Mon Jan 23 17:35:25 CST 2017
I have the same comments Peter had. I was just looking at Wikipedia, and
multiple articles seem to suggest your box should be good for Solaris 2.3 thru
Is there a special reason you need to run Solaris 7? My recollection was that
it did not bring that much to the table.
2.6 was pretty stable, and I ran it on a lot of equipment for quite a long time,
back in the day. OTOH, If I were wanting/needing some newer features (i.e.
IPv6), I would probably look towards Solaris 8.
It is also mentioned that Solaris 9 should run, but Solaris 9 was not my
favorite. I'm a OpenWin fan on one hand, and, even if I wasn't, I can't imagine
that CDE would be especially pleasant on a Sparc Station 20.
Do you have other media? Either for Solaris 7 or for other Solaris versions?
On 01/23/17 05:19 PM, Peter Stokes wrote:
> Very weird, maybe to do with SX graphics, but never seen that error. Try copy
> of Sol 2.6 or 8 which should work fine. Did wonder if the boot rom version was
> a little low, but would not normally get to Ok prompt if not normally.
>> On 23 Jan 2017, at 20:35, Mark Benson <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> More problems...
>> The SPARCstation 20, which runs OPENSTEP 4.2 just fine and dandy, won't boot
> off my Solaris 7 CDs (either of them). IDPROM seems to be okay, no checksum
> errors or contents invalid warnings.
>> Screenshot below:
>> I don't recall running Sol 7 on this thing, so I have no previous comparison
> for it.
>> Mark Benson
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