>>>So I managed to install Solaris 10. I still can't boot it directly, and
>>>must use the CD as a sort of startup disk, but that's not much of a
>>>hassle. by the way, can anybody tell me how to modify GRUB so I can easily
>>>The bigger problem is connecting to the Internet and the rest of my home
>>>network. Suse Linux did it all pretty much automatically. Solaris seems
>>>bit more demanding. I can't find anything like the Yast utility
>>>So how do I get Solaris to talk to my router, get assigned a DHCP address
>>>and start communicating? Where's the tool for doing this?
>>This is all normally done as part of the installation. You are asked if
>>you are going to use DHCP and you answer in the affirmative. I have not
>>yet installed Solaris 10 but I would expect a similar process.
>>On Solaris 8 or 9, a badly botched configuration is most easily fixed by
>>running, as root, sys-unconfig, and rebooting. You will then be
>>prompted for a new root password, the time zone, the networking stuff,
>>etc. See man sys-unconfig for details of what gets wiped out and
>>rebuilt. If you want to try it by hand, the man page should give you a
>>clue as to which files need to be fixed.
>It just gets more confusing. At no time do I recall being asked about DHCP.
>I would certainly have answered yes if the question had come up. Instead,
>I was asked about disk partitions and time zones, but not DHCP. Odd.
>So I tried running sys-unconfig. But I can't tell if it ran or not. When I
>ordered the computer to run it, nothing happened. I may have done it
>wrong, so I figured I'd read the manual. But when I tried, I was told that
>I had to associate a "troff application" to the file in order to read it.
>What the heck is troff and where do I get one? I can't even RTFM, and it's
troff is the application that formats man pages into readable form.
They are written in a "markup" language known as "roff" or "runoff"
which uses operators such as ".p" to begin a paragraph, ".in" to indent,
etc. Are you entering "man sys-unconfig" from the command line? That
has always worked on Solaris 8, Solaris 9, and the various versions of
HP-UX, True-64, and IRIX that I have used in the past.