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Solaris Help needed

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by kilroy2721, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. kilroy2721


    Feb 14, 2002
    I have just taken over a Sun Ultra 5 workstation that has ver. 5.7 on it. I would like to install Solaris 8 on it, but I am unable to. My problem is when the box boots up, it goes straight to the OS. I am not able to get into the bios, or boot to the floppy, I can get it to boot into the cdrom mode though, but I want to do a clean install, and am not sure of how to wipe it clean, any advice?
  2. unixglocker


    Jan 7, 2003
    No bios. Search for Open Firmware. Send it a break to get to a
    prompt, boot cdrom.

    Clean install part of install process.


  3. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    Not a problem.

    When the little spinny aroundy thing comes up and you see the boot screen that shows memory (the first thing that comes up on the monitor when booting), press and hold the "Stop" key on the top left of the keyboard and then, with that key still pressed, hit the "A" key on the keyboard.

    You will get a prompt that says "Ok"

    Press the eject button on the cdrom and put the Solaris 8 disk into it.


    boot cdrom

    That will boot the disk in the cdrom.

    as said above, clean install (new install on the menu), do not upgrade.

  4. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002

    you and your fancy high-tech jargon.