2
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3answers
383 views

SPARC T4, Solaris 11, no access to internet, how to install system headers (or a working compiler)

I need to compile a C program on SPARC T4-1 (Solaris 11) machine that has been deployed to customer network, and it no longer has access to the Internet. Originally during the setup, compilation ...
1
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1answer
612 views

Sun Netra 240: How to get from ALOM menu to ok prompt?

I am connected to my server using a serial connection. I am currently at the ALOM menu (as shown below. I need to get to the {ok} prompt. How do I get there from here? FYI, One major complication: I ...
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1answer
120 views

Cross-Compiling on x86 for Solaris SPARC [closed]

I've looked at a few sources on how to go about cross-compiling, and from what I understand, I need the header files for the system I am compiling for. Some background info: The school I am a student ...
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1answer
71 views

Solaris Service not showing any status in svcs

I'm creating a solaris service using SMF by following steps: Create SMF manifest Import manifest via svccfg Enable it using svcadm Check status using svcs Now in this process i had frequently ...
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4answers
114 views

Which version of Solaris for my Sun Sparc system? [closed]

I'm about to buy a used Sun Sparc machine (Sun Blade 2500 Ultrasparc IIIi 1,28Ghz) in order to use it as a personal development server. Problem is, it is sold without any OS. I would like to install a ...
1
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2answers
365 views

Compiling PHP on Solaris

I'm compiling PHP with --enable-fpm on Solaris 10 (sun4v sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-T1000) and it stops at #error Sparc v8 and predecessors are not and will not be supported (see bug report 53310) ...
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0answers
380 views

SCSI bus stuck in unconfigured state on SPARC/Solaris 10

The SCSI bus designated "c6" is stuck in an unconfigured state, and I cannot get the server to recognize the tape drive attached to this bus because the bus itself is not configured. Here's an ...
2
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1answer
667 views

Sparc v440 unable 2 boot after recommended patch install

After installing the October 2011 recommended patch bundle on a Solaris 10 the host fails to boot. The output is {0} ok boot SC Alert: Host System has Reset screen not found. keyboard not found. ...
1
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2answers
346 views

Solaris 10 (U10) Live upgrade not working

I have a server that's currently running Solaris 10 (9/10), and I wanted to upgrade it to (8/11). It is on a SPARC system, with a ZFS mirrored pool. I just installed solaris live upgrade pakages from ...
7
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1answer
906 views

Giving a new life to an old SPARC machine - boot and install related problems

My problem isn't one you encounter on a daily basis, yet I find interesting enough to share and ask for help. From the beginning: the academic scientific group I am a member of (we are focused on ...
0
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2answers
161 views

imaging/cloning with DHCP network rebuilding/recovery of solaris 9 and 10 sparc servers

I have a number of solaris 9 and 10 sparc servers (no RAID) that are custom dvd jumpstarts provided by SONUS Networks for their softswitch VOIP products. Normal install process would be to use the ...
1
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2answers
295 views

finding a linux distribution that will run on sparc cpu

We have a server that runs on Solaris using the sparc CPU. What we want to do is run linux on sparc. Is there any distribution that will allow linux to run on a sparc CPU? The reason is because we ...
1
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1answer
546 views

Sparc Solaris 2.6 will not boot

I have a very old Sparc Solaris network that was working fine last week, but after a power outage none of the workstations will boot. The network looks like this: host A: solaris 2.6, shares ...
0
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1answer
402 views

Remote X-windows between new RHEL5 and old Solaris 8

I have a very small lab network with three boxes: a modern x86-based RHEL3 box, an x86-based RHEL5 box, and a 1998-vintage SPARC Ultra5 with Solaris 8. I can use ssh -X to run a program on the RHEL5 ...
0
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1answer
713 views

Solaris WANboot & Jumpstart SPARC/x86

I need to setup a Solaris WANboot and a Solaris jumpstart server for both SPARC and x86 architectures. Can I setup both on a single machine (SPARC or x86) or do I need a separate SPARC and x86 machine ...
1
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4answers
2k views

How to network install Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 1500 using linux as the install server?

I'd like to install Solaris 10 (available only on DVD media) on a Sun Blade 1500 that has a CDROM reader. I'd like to try a network installation using a linux box as the install server. All the ...
2
votes
3answers
119 views

In which solaris sparc package does crtbegin and crtend belongs to?

I need to add those two to my paths. Thus, my plan is to check first if they're already in my machine, and if they are, I'll add them to my path. Otherwise, I'll install them first then add them to ...
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3answers
2k views

How do you install g++ (at least version 4.1) on a solaris sparc server?

How do you install g++ (at least version 4.1) on a solaris sparc server?
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1answer
2k views

reboot solaris to “ok” prompt

I need to reboot a solaris sparc machine to the "ok" prompt so I can do a net jumpstart reinstallation on a machine. I have remote access to the machine via the ALOM. How can do do this? Thanks.
5
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7answers
39k views

Sun Solaris - Find out number of processors and cores

Our SPARC server is running Sun Solaris 10; I would like to find out the actual number of processors and the number of cores for each processor. The output of psrinfo and prtdiag is ambiguous: ...
1
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10answers
6k views

How does an UltraSPARC IV+ compare to Intel

I'm trying to compare an 2.1 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ to something I'm more familiar with, and Intel seems to be the benchmark. What would be a comparable processor on the Intel side?