> I have recently been given a Sun IPC. When I power it up, I get three
> choices b (boot) , n (new) or c (continue)
> I have no idea what to do next. I have a cdrom and solaris 1.0.1
> What or Where should I look for doc's on what to do next ?
> Do I need to reinstall the operating system ?
If you hit 'b' the machine will attempt to boot from the default boot
device. You can also specifiy the device after the command.
'c' resumes execution of the OS when it has been suspended with <L1>-A.
'n' stands for 'new command mode'. It enters a diagnostic state where
you check and configure many of the machine's physical characteristics,
such as probing the SCSI chain, setting the tty line disciplines, the
console size, boot device and power-on tests, and so on. Most important
here is whether the diagnostic mode has been password protected. If it
has, you're stuffed (anyone? Jumper settings maybe?).
Run 'b' first to see whether the machine boots. Do you have the root
password? Run 'n' at some stage and type 'help' for a list of command
types. Just look around and learn the set up.
This is all I can remember off the top of my head, but if you have any
IPC and manuals.