I had some spare time and i tried to install Solaris 9 from media 09/04 on my Sparcstation 5, solaris 10 wasn’t and option since Sun dropped support for sun4m architecture.
It was the first time that i was decided to start the install using the Install CD insted of the usual Software 1/2 CD. OK i will not do it again. Read why…
I tried booting from the install CD using a “boot cdrom”, here is the output:
SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_117171-07 32-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Configuring /dev and /devices
Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
Skipping interface le0
Searching for configuration file(s)…
The Solaris Installer can be run in English, or any of the following languages:
1) English 6) Japanese
2) German 7) Korean
3) Spanish 8) Swedish
4) French 9) Simplified_Chinese
5) Italian 10) Traditional_Chinese
Select the language you want to use to run the installer: 1
[b]96Mb of memory is required for Solaris[/b].
[b]64Mb was found[/b].
Nice ? I don’t meet the memory requirements 🙂 :).
Ok we have 2 options. Either buy some more memory or try the usual installation using the Software 1/2 CD.
I choose the second one.
The installation worked like a harm, no problems, no needs for updating the memory.
Just a small warning for the readers: The Full installation takes about 4 hours on a sparcstation.
Don’t try it at home 🙂