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Breathing New Life into Old Servers

Mar 03, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Shaw)

"The only thing that now needed to be done was to install an OS. The SUN Netra is designed to install and run Solaris and will happily still do so even with the most up-to date versions (Version 10 as of this writing). You can also download OpenSolaris from Sun's website.

"For my purposes however I decided to download Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Sparc Edition, although which OS you decide to use is entirely up to you. My reasons for using Ubuntu were that the rest of my Linux platforms all run it, and I have a set of already-running monitoring scripts that work with them, making monitoring much easier.

"Kick starting the installation however is the same no matter which OS you decide to install.

"Sparc CD-ROMs don't use the same boot system that conventional ISO CD-ROMs do, so if you're downloading images, don't expect to see the "bootable" section when you load the image to burn it."

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