Solaris 2.6 OS Setup and Install on Ultra 10/440 Systems.

In the following recipe, I'm assuming that you're doing an install from a local cdplayer via a tty console port connection on a Sun SparcStation with a CPU faster than 419 MHz.

Current Sun SparcStations come with Solaris 8 (2.8) installed. We are using Solaris 2.6 in our general environment, so we need to down rev these systems. To install Solaris 2.6 on a Sparc CPU greater than 419 MHz you need to use the special hardware CD that comes with the SparcStation (Operating Environment Installation CD 1999) along with the Solaris 2.6 5/98 Server CD (get it from IST as we don't have our own copy).

In general we just follow along with the questions asked by the SunOS install. In places where you have to derive answers, I've tried to give rules of thumb for you to develop your own.

Here we go:

Once system has rebooted after the initial OS install, we need:

After the reboot you will get a "syslogd: line 23: WARNING: loghost could not be resolved" which will go away as part of xhiering the host.