Solaris 10 8/07 on X86 - Intel Platfrom - Solaris on x86

If I use the Terminal Mode can some one tell me how to assign an IP to a NIC?

You'd use ifconfig for an immediate assignment, you'd edit the /etc/hostname.<interface> file for future boots.
But is there some reason that the configuration didn't happen when the OS was installed? The installer should prompt for network configuration.


Installing Solaris 10 over the network (Jumpstart installation)...

Hi community,
we need to install Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 2000 (Sparc) over the network (Jumpstart) b/c this machine has no CD-ROM drive.
Is it possible to set up the boot server (required by the jump start mechanism) on a x86 Solaris 10 running in VMware on a laptop ?
Has anyone experiences with this specific setup ? Has anyone done this before ?
Any comments on this topic are very welcome.
Hi community,
we need to install Solaris 10 on a Sun Blade 2000
(Sparc) over the network (Jumpstart) b/c this machine
has no CD-ROM drive.
Is it possible to set up the boot server (required by
the jump start mechanism) on a x86 Solaris 10 running
in VMware on a laptop ? Probably, but the easiest way to do that is with the DVD image. It's going to be very difficult to do it with the CD images.
Get the DVD image, mount it on the x86 server, run setup_install_server /pathname. Put the client machine in /etc/hosts, then in /pathname/Solarisxxx/Tools run add_install_client -e <MAC address> <name> sun4u
Hi Darren
That gives the fault: unsupported platform group ??
How to get around that ?? 
Ooops. Just typed 'sun4u' out of habit. I'm pretty sure a Blade 2000 is a 'sun4v' instead.
A Sunblade 2000 is a Sunblade 1000 with some minor changes to the outer chassis (cosmetic differences).
It is a sun4u box.
A Sun Fire T2000 would be a sun4v system.
That is probably what Darren was trying to recall.
See the SSH for each system.
SF T2000
Perhaps the original poster accidentally downloaded the DVD for x86,
instead of the ISO for SPARC. 
Now that you say that, it would match the error better as well if it's being returned during 'add_install_client' instead of during the boot.
Can the jumpstart client ARP requests get past the VMWare network (using bridged). I'm getting a Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet when jumpstarting a E280R against a Solaris 10 x86 vmware image connected via brigded mode.

Solaris Reboot

I have Dell inspiron 1525 laptop i installed solaris 10 8/07 s10x_u4wos_12b x86 there was no error found during installation
after the installation
when solaris starts it reboots continously but solaris fail safe menu works in command prompt
i read all forums that relates to this prob but it not works
so plz help me on this 
Regular booting and fail safe booting are two different things.
When you regular boot does anything make it onto the screen?
What are the contents of the /var/adm/messages log file on the normal boot partition?
Is there anything in the /var/crash/[hostname] directory? 
On your inspiron 1525 did you get the NETWORK Card to work ?
I have one of these laptops but when I installed the latest Solaris 05/08 it does not pick up the Network Card
I do not see any interfaces when I run ifconfig -a.
Can you please help ?

CD for Solaris Enterpr Sys Virtual Machine for VMware(Solaris 10 11/06)3.0

Just wondering whereabouts I can download/burn from; a relevant BOOTABLE CD to get my new VM Solaris installation up & running. Op system is from site and version is Solaris Enterprise Sys Virtual Machine for VMware (Solaris 10 11/06)3.0 On starting the VM, I see complaints of:
'PXE-E53: No boot filename received'
'PXE-M0F:Exiting Intel PXE ROM'
'Operating System not found'
'No bootable device detected'
...Any ideas guys ?? Thx 
All the installation CDs that you can download from are bootable.
Your error message suggests that the virtual machine is trying to boot off the network. I can't tell if you're trying to boot from a cd image or not.
You have to make sure the image is provided to the VM, and you have to select the CD for booting.
Thanks for your post, Darren. My VM for Solaris is working fine now.
(Are you in the U.S. or maybe 'Sunny Blighty' ?)
cheers, Neil 
Indeed, Silicon Valley.


Do not have much experience with Solaris 10 x86 platform. Does the x86 have an OBP. Ran VTS after installing a V20Z right out of the box. After an init 0, system does not go to ok prompt. Can anyone shed any light on this. -- VPAN 
No, it doesn't have an OBP, instead it uses a BIOS, which is quite different from the OBP.
Normally; doing init 0 on a x86 box will just bring you to a state where it offers to reboot.
On x86 you also have the "Configuration Assistant", which does some tasks which would be performed by the OBP on the SPARC architecture.
Thank you for answering my question. How do you get to the configuration assistant? - thanks 
Just before it boots Solaris it normally displays a message like 'running device configuration assistant, press ESC within 5 seconds to interrupt'.
If you haven't installed Solaris yet, you can put this utility on a floppy and run it from there, or you can run it from the Solaris CD if your computer supports a bootable CD-Rom..

Possible? jumpstart server for sparc and x86 clients

I'd like to set up a x86 jumpstart server which can install both, sparc and x86, clients. Is that possible? If yes does the client know which boot image to choose?
Should I have two different directories for the images?
Thank you for your help
SPARC clients will request boot into via rpc.bootparamd (RPC) and X86 client will request boot info via DHCP / PXE.
I'm working on installing the ISC DHCP program on my SPARC jumpstart server, the Sun one was too much trouble and not integrated with jumpstart anyway.
In teh olden days (we have not used X86 for a long time) you made a boot floppy that allowed your PC to boot off your Solaris bootparamd server.
Newer Sun systems use garden variety PXE boot BIOS, and the newest seem to use GRUB as boot loader.