Hardware Install Lab
OS Install Lab
- STOP-A. You are at the Sun bios "ok" prompt. If you get stuck,
you can type here. Check out your environment by typing
'printenv'. Your default boot device,
should be set to "disk".
- Insert the CDROM
from CDROM via
boot cdrom - browser
to boot preinstalled version of solaris, inputting hostname,
IP, router, nameservice (other!), timezone, set rootpw!
- When the browser starts, select a custom
- The following is the list of packages to select:
- Netscape Communicator 4.05
- Answerbook2 Documentation Server
- Solaris 7 documentation
- Open GL 1.1.2
- ShowMe TV 1.2.1 (*for lab only*)
- Solaris 7 on Sun Hardware Answerbook
- Solstice DiskSuite 4.2
- Solstice DiskSuite 4.2 Answerbook
- Thus, we are skipping these:
- ODBC Driver Manager 2.11
- PC file viewer 1.0.1
- SunVTS (Sun's Validation and Test Suite software)
- Solstice AdminSuite 2.3 & AutoClient 2.1
- Solstice AdminSuite 2.3 & AutoClient 2.1 Answerbook
- Solaris Data Backup Utility 5.1.1
- Solaris Data Backup Utility 5.1.1 Answerboot
- Sun Directory Services 3.1
- Sun Directory Services 3.1 Answerbook
- Java IDL 1.1
- Solaris Management Console 1.0
- Solstice NFS Client 3.2 Answerbook
- PPP 3.0.1
- PPP 3.0.1 Answerbook
- Sun WebServer 2.0
- Sun WebServer 2.0 Answerbook
- Solstice Internet Mail Server 2.0
- TotalNET Advanced server 5.2
- TotalNET Advanced server 5.2 Answerbook
- Under 'Configure Solaris', we want the 'entire solaris
software group'. Don't allocate space for diskless clients.
- Finally, lay out the filesystems manually. Only lay out
the first disk (under "Selected Disks"). Use the following
|Slice||File System||Size||Min. Size|
- don't worry if you don't see a place to add /u or /meta
yet... just 'modify' when you get the chance.
- Click Install and Install Now... then lean back and wait for
the install finish. The system will reboot, then you'll have to
do some CDROM shuffling, then it will reboot again.
Initial Network Configure Lab
Ok, you have shuffled the CDROMs and the box is asking for a
login. Log in to the CDE environment (the Common Desktop
Environment), and we'll take care of some initial
configurations. You're done when you can ping an arpitrary IP on
- You can pull up a terminal by right-clicking on the desktop,
then selecting "Hosts" -> "This Host".
- Initialize the keywork search of man by building the
whatis database. Run the command
catman -w &
to generate the database. man is going
to become one of your best friends under Unix, and man -k
will help you find which commands to run man on.
- Look at your network interfaces by running
-a. Is your netmask set properly? Use
netstat -nr to check your routing table.
You are going to need to manually add a default route.
Do this by typing:
route add default XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
- Use ping to verify network connectivity across the
LAN and the WAN. What works? What doesn't work?
- We will be using the root account for now, but ideally
this account would be used as little as possible.
Last modified: Sun Jun 13 21:00:52 EDT 1999
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