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Old 05-15-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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Exclamation How can I reinstall Solaris when I don't know thw user name or password

I was given a Sun Sparc machine from a friend. He said he has forgotten the User Name and Password he used to log in to the machine. I want to know is there anyway to install a fresh copy of Solaris 9 or 10 without this information?
Old 05-15-2009, 04:27 AM   #2
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Yup. Boot it up, then do a 'Stop-A' on the keyboard (asssuming you have a keyboard). Stick a Solaris CD/DVD in the drive (assuming you have a CD drive), then do 'boot cdrom' from the 'OK' prompt.



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