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[tlug] Speaking of things that make you feel stupid...
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- Subject: [tlug] Speaking of things that make you feel stupid...
- From: Josh Glover <email@example.com>
- Date: 26 Mar 2002 18:21:09 -0500
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Scott, enjoyed your post on the difficulties of Linux... it is always good to see that I am not the only one who feels that I am the biggest moron in the world when things don't work in Linux! And speaking of me feeling like a moron: I have this Sun Enterprise 4500 server. Really nice, really big. I bet it would be a very reliable and wonderful machine if I could but install Solaris on the buggering thing! So my question is, to those who know Solaris better than I, does anything appear strange or wrong about my yarikata? The box has a Solaris kernel which fails to boot on some hard drive or other (the result of a failed installation). What I want to do is reinstall Solaris 8 from scratch--new partitioning scheme and the whole nine yards. So I: 1) Pop the Solaris 8 Install CD in (the latest revision of Solaris 8 from Sun's website) 2) Bring the system to the OK prompt 3) OK> boot cdrom (at which point the system boots off the install CD) 4) Select English language, then wait as the stuff is copied over into my swap partition, after which it reboots into an X install wizard 5) I tell the installer that I am not connected to a network, and walk through all of those steps. I am told to wait while the system is configured, then: Up pops the Web Install "Kiosk" or whatever the hell Sun it. A warning box appears, blank except for the OK button, which does nothing when clicked. I can still sod about in the Kiosk bit as much as I want (though I cannot really accomplish anything), and even get a terminal. According to documentation that I read, I should be prompted for the Solaris Software CD 1 or something at this point, or rather, before this point. According to something else that I read God knows where on the web, the Install disk is not even necessary. So I tried once booting off the Software 1 disk. This pulled up the installer that I expected--allowing me to play with the partition table, etc, and install all the different chunks of the OS. However, I am not sure if it installed a kernel or not, because when I try to boot, it just freezes somewhere in the process after loading the kernel image. In short, I am really lost. Any ideas? -- Josh Glover <firstname.lastname@example.org> Computer Science Undergrad "No segfault, no problem!"
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