I'm trying to install Solaris 2.4 for x86 in a 486DX2-66 with an IDE disk
and an Intel EtherExpress Pro ethernet card (I/O=0x200, IRQ=5). The CD-ROM
(dated August 1994) is loaded in a SPARC server running Solaris 2.4, and
I boot remotely from it using the driver update 10 (I had to install a
patch in the SPARC server, or else rpld wouldn't work).
At first, everything goes fine, the system probes the devices, recognizes what
I have, I can select interactive installation, etc. But when it comes to
identifying the system, I input:
IP address: 220.127.116.11
When I confirm that information, the installation program gives the following
The following error occurred while trying to set the 'up' flag on the
eepro0 network interface: Th framework could not find a method called
"set_net_if_status" in class "system.(null)".
(Note that I'm booting from a remote CD, so the network card seems to work
ok up to that point).
If I (desperately) say that the system is not networked, then I get this error:
The following error occurred while trying to set the host name to cactus: .
(That's correct, it displays no error text).
Now, if I try to use an IP address such as 10.2.3.4, or 18.104.22.168, then
it doesn't output any of the above errors, but, after a few seconds, I
get "NFS server zobel not responding still trying" twice. (zobel is the SPARC
server that has the CD-ROM). If I try with 22.214.171.124, 32, 33, 90, it
outputs again the initial error.
Just an observation: the errors were output with class C addresses, while they
were not with class B, and class A addresses. Sounds weird, but maybe it
has something to do with the cause of the problem???
I have tried to install the system with the driver update 8, but it does the
Does anybody know what to do?