Re: Can't even get started with Solaris!
- From: "es_mller" <es_mller@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 16:07:41 GMT
"Casper H.S. Dik" <Casper.Dik@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
"es_mller" <es_mller@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
- The DVD (IDE) drive doesn't work, even though it is the SAME drive it
intalled with! The computer has four CD/DVD drives. Two IDE (DVD and
DVD-RW) and two SCSI (CD and CD-RW). The two DVD drives are both IDE
masters: one on the primary channel and the other on secondary. (The
are SCSI.) None of them work even though the documentation says that CD
DVD drives should "automount" when discs are put in. It says that the
point is "/cdrom", but that directory doesn't even exist.
"Doesn't work" means that it doesn't automount?
Check that the "smserver" and "volfs" services are all running.
- No USB support? I have an external 250GB drive, mounted inside a USB2
enclosure. If I could talk to it, at least I could get at software I
downloaded before hand to start building Solaris up.
There is USB support; if running volfs/smserver it should automount the
svcs -a | egrep 'vol|smserv'
should print the status of the two services.
Enable them with "svcadm enable <service>" to get them running.
(This works best with S10 update 1 or later which I think is what you
said you had)
- Network NIC doesn't work, so can't get to the internet. The computer
an Atheros-based wireless card and also a Linksys NC100 NIC. I don't
expect the wireless card to work right away. (It was a pain to get
in Linux, had to use ndiswrapper.) But, the NIC? The NC100 is pretty
generic and standard card that has been around forever.
Download the driver from:
You'll need the afe driver, by the looks of it.
Expressed in this posting are my opinions. They are in no way related
to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
be fiction rather than truth.
Thanks! I'm writing all this down. I actually did already download those
drivers from that source and have them ready on a CD, along with a bunch of
docs, but couldn't get at 'em. Partitions on the USB drive are NTFS,
FAT32, and ex2fs, so I'm expecting mounting those filesystems to a bridge
to cross when I get that far but hoping the docs will be a roadmap. I'm
very, very, green with Solaris, but pretty optimistic once I can talk to a
CD that I can get everything else to start unfolding. Messed with SCO's
(free) klunky UnixWare a number of years ago and got that up and going, so
feel pretty good about Solaris..
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