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Old 07-12-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question how to install Solaris 10 on sun ultra enterprise 450


I just got a used sun ultra enterprise 450 and need to get a username and password. If I cannot get easily how do I reinstall the OS. What OS can I put on its? I am new to some equipment. It also came with a a storage unit for extra hard drives and how would I use it and set it up also?

It now says type ctrl-d. What do I do what do?

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:31 PM   #2
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I just got a used sun ultra enterprise 450 and need to get a username and password. If I cannot get easily how do I reinstall the OS. What OS can I put on its? I am new to some equipment. It also came with a a storage unit for extra hard drives and how would I use it and set it up also?

It now says type ctrl-d. What do I do what do?
You can put Solaris or Linux for Sparc processors on it, but your question is hard to follow. Please try to write clearly.

If you want to reinstall the OS, download whatever you'd like, burn it to a CD/DVD, put it in the drive, and follow the instructions on the screen. Since you don't say anything about what kind (model, drive type, etc.), of "storage unit" you got, we can't exactly tell you anything about it, can we? Best suggestion would be to read the manuals that came with it, or search Sun's knowledgebase for installation notes and user guides....
 
Old 07-12-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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I am trying to install Solares 10. I can to the ok prompt when I type boot CD-ROM -s nothing happens. So what do I do. I promise stop a and to get ok prompt quality is looking for network hardware. otherwise it says tight crtl-d.

The drive storage is StorEDGE D1000

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Old 07-12-2009, 11:44 PM   #4
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Instead of trying to install Solaris 10 which might be doomed due to RAM prerequisites, just unlock the root account.

Use "boot cdrom -s", not "boot CD-ROM -s".

http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817...t-82678?a=view
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #5
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can I run Windows server or MacOS X server?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:15 AM   #6
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On the E450, no. It isn't an x86 architecture platform.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:23 AM   #7
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so I used boot boot cdrom -s and it did not work for me.
will it show me when I am typing?

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:30 AM   #8
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Can you elaborate ?
What cdrom was inserted ?
Any error message ?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:39 AM   #9
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Solaris 10 CD-ROM
no error message was given. It just sits at the ok prompt. am I able to see what I typed?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:47 AM   #10
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am I able to see what I typed?
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What do you mean ?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:55 AM   #11
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when I enter ok prompt mode I cannot see what I try.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 05:42 AM   #12
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You mean characters you enter are not echoed ?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 09:35 AM   #13
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On the screen!!!
 
Old 07-13-2009, 09:55 AM   #14
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Please try to elaborate and making full sentences. Can you enter any command in the boot prom ?
 
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Related, just as cryptic, and possibly a dupe: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...sun-os-739584/

bob5731, we are having a hard time understanding you and your problem. Please take the time to explain it and give lots of details. In addition, reading the link in my sig will help you help us help you.
 
  


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