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RE: [SLUG] Any one here knows anything about sun Netra X1 server? I am having a prblem with it.
- To: "'Scott Howard'" <scott@xxxxxxxxxx>, "'Jeff Ai'" <Jeff.Ai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Any one here knows anything about sun Netra X1 server? I am having a prblem with it.
- From: "Daron Barndon" <daron.barndon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Sep 3 08:18:01 2001
- Cc: "''Slug (E-mail)'" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: <daron.barndon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I have tried the CDROM option and it doesnt appear to work. I _believe_ that
if you had an ATA100 cdrom it _may_ work. The Netra X1 is a very cut down
unit. Jump start is really your only option.
From: slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, 1 September 2001 11:41 PM
To: Jeff Ai
Cc: 'Slug (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Any one here knows anything about sun Netra X1
server? I am having a prblem with it.
On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 10:48:48AM +1000, Jeff Ai wrote:
> I tried to set it up lastnite (the NetraX1 doesn't have mouse, keyborad,
> monitor), I used the serial connection to a Ultra 10 machine and used
> the lim to config it. In the middle of my configuration, the power went
> down, and when the power came back, i could not boot the machine(Netra)
> any more, the reason ... is the initab has been corrupted.
> Any help will be appriciated. It is urgent.
Then you've got a problem.
You really shouldn't own an X1 if it's the only Sun machine you own. These
machines do not have a CD-ROM, and so if you ever have problems with the
hard disk, the official option is to boot from them a Jumpstart server
(either to re-install, or just to fix the problem).
If you don't have a Jumpstart server, then there is one other (completely
unsupported) option which apparently works - open the unit up, disconnect
one of the drives (if you have two), and connect a standard IDE CD-ROM.
You can then boot from the CD which came with the X1, fix your problem,
and then disconnect the CD-ROM. I've never done this, but I have read
a report of someone doing it (try searching groups.google.com)
Failing that, it might be possible to setup a boot server on Linux, but
unless you've got a copy of Solaris 8 7/01 I doubt it'll work (for earlier
releases you need to first install the boot server, then patch it, and
you're not going to be able to do that under Linux...)
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