Re: WTB: Solaris for SUN CS 6400
From: B.M. Wright (bmwright_at_xmission.xmission.com)
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 05:35:41 +0000 (UTC)
In comp.sys.sun.wanted Dennis Grevenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In comp.unix.cray B.M. Wright <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Are you sure? I always thought they took the old release(s) off
> > when the newest Solaris came out? So the most you had access to was the
> > current (maybe one previous) and the development (aka: Solaris Express).
> > Maybe I need to look around some more or they've changed and now keep
> > them all online.
> You can still get Solaris 8 IIRC. If the CS6400 really is
> a sun4d, then this might actually work.
The other issues that will probably come up, if the CS6400 boots
like the E10K (which, it should, since they are very similar) is that
you need a bunch of other software running on a separate machine (the
SSP) just to boot it. I don't think that even the regular Solaris 8
distribution includes these (even as part of the OEM install) and I
don't think you can just download it from Sun (without buying it, that
is). This is a good reason why the original poster probably needs the
actual CS6400 version of Solaris. I don't know, there may even be wacky
licensing issues (i.e. hostid specific keys for parts of it) for some of