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Old 07-02-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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Network Install of redhat/solaris on sparc 10

I have a sparc 10 that ive had for awhile and never played with. It had an external dvd drive that i gave to a friend when his drive died on him and now that im taking classes in school on linux i would like to isntall an os on it. Is there a way to install redhat or solaris unix on this box over the network? I read somewhere about being able to boot it from a tftp server, i have tftp on my laptop for doin cisco router configs at work. If anyone could help with the step by step instructions, or point me to a site that could help please let me know!!!

Old 07-04-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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My suggestion would be to install debian on the sparc 10. Download and burn the net install .iso file and go from there. I say debian because I know that they have sparc support, yea redhat does but I thought it was for RHEL (correct me if I'm wrong). Also you can download Solaris 9 & 10 from, registration required, burn the .iso files and install Solaris on the box.

As for step by step instructions, I'm sorry but thats a little out of my league. I've never played with sparc boxes before. sorry.

Old 07-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #3
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older redhat does, not newer redhat, ive had debian on here before... the problem is the lack of cdrom drive otherwise i would just burn the .iso files and rock.


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