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Old 01-04-2004, 08:23 AM   #1
jfschutte
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Question Solaris install for sun server 'Ulra Enterprise 150'




Just yesterday i got myself a sun 'Ulra Enterprise 150' sever with Sun OS 5.6 (Solaris 2.x ?????)
Now if i want to boot from my cd to do a new instalation to the system, it tells me "Bad magic number in disk label"

Now i'm downloading Solaris 9 from sun for the sparc, but i whould prefer to keep to the original sun os 5.6. Now what i need to know ;

1 is there a place were i can download the original cd iso's
2 will solaris 9 instalation cd boot and not give the "Bad magic number in disk label"
3 is it possible to install linux (redhat or suse) on this sparc
 
Old 01-06-2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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SunOS 5.6 = Solaris 2.6

There is nowhere to get 2.6 anymore. It hasn't been used on production systems for several years, but you are correct to want to keep it. I find that it's much faster on older hardware (I own a dual proc SS1000 - Ebay ~120). Speaking of EBay - there are usually boxed software sets for 2.6 there. However, 2.6 and Java /barely/ get along - so alas, I'm taking the plunge, and upgrading to Solaris 8 (free download from sun.com).

Unknown as to the origin of your Bad Magic number - although - check your hardware support. Sol9 dropped my SS1000, so make sure your hardware is supported by the newer Solaris.

Linux will install on a large amount of Sun Hardware, but you may have to search around for decent tips and tricks. Check out the Solaris forum at www.tek-tips.com, it's been around longer than the Solaris forum here, and has some back-threads about Linux on Sun Hardware.

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