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Old 16th November 2009
bleepingnetwork bleepingnetwork is offline
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Default Solaris by Megadeth was way more fun, Solaris 8 hanging on boot

Total newb with unix... I am attempting to change that.

Power outage occured.
The unix guru left for good,
I have not managed solaris before. but I am having a crash course in survival on it as we speak.

after I power on the SPARC box with Solaris 8 it comes to the "OK prompt" I type "boot" the system hangs a few lines down @
Setting default IPv4 interface for multicast: add net 224.0/4: gateway

and just sits there,

and waits

and waits...

and then it does absolutly nothing.

I can press keys and get things like [{ and [[. Since was able to type boot at the "ok" prompt... these two things tell me the keyboard is working and the system is probably not having a hardware issue. just a operator issue or a software one. I have no Idea what command if any I could put in at this point, but I looked around the net and seen that there are a plethra of solutions for this and I have no idea which way to go first. I need to get this thing back up and running.
Appreciate any and all help.

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Old 17th November 2009
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I will give you the short version. What you are dealing with is the openboot prom that Sparc boxes deal with. Unfortunately you are not providing enough info for the curmudgeons around here (myself included) to help you much. But a short answer might be, unless this is a diskless station, try typing "boot disk" and see if it fires up.

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Old 18th November 2009
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thank you for your reply. The advice worked and I would like to thank you for assistance in the matter. Thank you
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