LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
sukhbhela
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Boot


I have a Sun Ultra 5/10 1024MG Ram SPARC server, 333 mhz i think. This machine is running an old version of Solaris. I downloaded and burned the ISO's for the new version. What my problem is that i do not know how to boot the cd to install the Solaris. It dosent automatically boot up. I tried to boot up Suse also, but some one told me it was not compaitible with sPARC systems. So i also tried solaris and had no luck. Is there a program, file, command that i need to run for this? If you know how I can boot the cd please help me out. (I burned the iso's with nero)
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:03 PM   #2
comprookie2000
Gentoo Developer
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL.
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,291
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 56
Check the bios and make sure you boot the cd first,on one of my boxes I have a hard time getting it to boot from some iso's just have to keep trying,seems like the timing is off as the cd will start before the bios is ready to boot or the cd starts after boot.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
sukhbhela
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
How do I exactly check the bios
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:26 PM   #4
btmiller
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,276

Rep: Reputation: 370Reputation: 370Reputation: 370Reputation: 370
Sun hardware is a bit different from PCs. To boot of CD hit stop+a when the boot sequence is beginning, and then type "boot cdrom" -- at leat this has worked for me (I was just playing around w/ an Ultra 5 earlier tonight).
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
sukhbhela
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ill try that, although somehow in the past minute I did something to crash all the boot up. Will this technique still work? Will it uninstall the previous version and install a fresh new system.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 11:05 PM   #6
btmiller
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,276

Rep: Reputation: 370Reputation: 370Reputation: 370Reputation: 370
It should still work, but I'm not enough of a Sun expert to say for sure. Once you've booted off the CD drive, installation of whatever operating system you choose should proceed as normal.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo-Im dumb and deleted /boot/boot Grub Says: Error 26 : Too many symbolic links smehi Linux - Software 5 06-24-2006 07:25 AM
solaris boot problem boot error loading interpreter(misc/krtld) Johncy_j Solaris / OpenSolaris 5 08-18-2005 02:47 AM
Dual boot SUSE/XP But SUSE wont let me boot or see boot menu Hairulfr SUSE / openSUSE 9 08-17-2005 01:57 PM
failed features: boot.shm boot.loadmodules boot.swap cccc SUSE / openSUSE 1 08-08-2005 08:23 AM
DUAL BOOT - WIN XP cant be seen/boot on boot - pls help Bluiee Linux - Newbie 1 05-25-2004 06:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration