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Old 07-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 9.04 Installation Issue on SUN Netra T1 105


Hi,

I am new to this and just got a SUN Netra 440MHz T1 105 with 512MB RAM, 2 19G SCSI drives and a IDE CDROM.

I am having trouble loading Ubuntu 9.05 server iso via the CDROM. The CDROM driver does not get found and the installation aborts. The CDROM is a 24x toshiba XM-7002B.

I can load the old Ubuntu server 7.10 but cannot update it. (would need some help to do that, too).

Looking for some help.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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Can it boot from usb? If so you can always put ubuntu on a USB key and boot from that.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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I am afraid that the Netra t1 does not have a USB.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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If I recall rightly you should be able to update the 7.10 by just inserting the ubuntu 9.xx version.
It would pop up a message about doing a distro upgrade.

Alternative method would be again in ubuntu 7 to configure apt-get to use the CDROM as a local repository and update from it.
you would need to change the apt sources file to use the CD.

you can look at these pages whioch offer examples to follow:
There is lots of inmformation about performing an upgrade.
Using an ISO image instead of a cd also works: http://www.munz.li/?p=10
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/upgrade-ub...ty-fawn-2.html
http://kevin.vanzonneveld.net/techbl...buntu_desktop/
 
Old 07-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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thanks for the hints. I got 8.04 loaded and it is working well after having changed the sources.list file to reflect the 'old-releases' versus the 'us.archive' pointers.

9.04 loads but I and having network issues: it seems that the driver is no longer there. Not sure why.

I got an inexpensive 2-port USB PCI card and put it into the Netra T1 lot. 'dmesg' seems to find it (ie the drivers seem to be there). However, how do I mount it, ie what is the /dev/??? that I use?

I had to configure the ide-cdrom in 'lam'.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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