Can't Install Solaris 2.4 on Sun 4/260

Can't Install Solaris 2.4 on Sun 4/260

Post by Kevin Sheeha » Wed, 13 Sep 1995 04:00:00



I have a Sun 4/260 32 MB RAM, 1 GB disk space (540 and 424) no console (console
is ttya - a vt100 terminal) and I can't install Solaris 2.4. I have tried 11/94
release, 3/95 release, local CD-ROM (yes the boot PROMS are the latest version
Quote:>b sd(0,30,1)), remote CD form Solaris 2.4 host, and jumpstart from Solaris 2.4

host.

The install begins, the last line I see is "Clock gained xxx days, check etc."
then the lights on all of the memory boards freeze, and the system must be
reset or power cycled.

The system has been running SunOS 4.1.3_U1 flawlessly for a year. It should be
supported, and I am required to roll it to Solaris 2.4 if at all possible.

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1. Can't Install Solaris 2.4 on Sun 4/260

Yes, the documentation AND Sun support say it IS supported, and that I
should be able to install using a serial port (ttya) as console. However,
the system seems to continue to try to ignore the fact that both the
eeprom AND the kernel now say the internal framebuffer/keyboard is NOT in
use and hang when checking the non-existant keyboard.

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