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RE: Getting Started with SUNny



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From: Kysh Dragon <debian@dragonfyre.soark.net>
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>> To add insult to injury...being all on 1 105 MB drive (some of which
>> is swap space)....there are NO MAN PAGES and no other docs.
>> It is just me and my broken system.
>
>I believe manpages are an extra purchase when buying SunOS.
>
I don't recall manpages being an extra cost item. When I had 2 105mb
harddrives I did not install manpages, because it took up to much space.
>
>
>> ok...soo...
>> from unsmae -a I get:
>> SunOS medusa 4.1.3_U1 1 SUN4C
>> 
>> It has 24 MB of ram...now onto the problems...
>> I type fdformat
>> it asks me to put a floppy in the drive...I do...
>> then it complains...errors... says something is wrong
>> if I halt the system and issue eject the disk ejects.
>
To format the new drive, if I remember it correctly (it been
a while since I have used SunOS 4.1.3_u), the command is 
format /dev/sdb. This should allow you to partition and format
the drive.
>
>Ok, well, that could be several things.
>
>> from the boot prom (same place that I eject the floppy) I can 
>> probe-scsi and see both the boot drive and my new 1 gig (boot drive
>> is ID 3...new drive is ID 6)
>> 
>> Back in SunOS I type format...it says "searching for disks"
>> then comes up with only 1 disk...which is the one that was booted off from.
>
>Try stop-a then probe-scsi (I _THINK_.. It's been a while) and see what it
>says.
>
>> WHat do I need to do to use this disk? I was told i needed to partition it
>> what do I use to do that?
>
>SunOS/Solaris is fun.
>
>> any ideas apreciated...im really new to Suns...I wanna get thi sup so badly
>> 
>> -Steve
>
>Not too hard. :> I wish I had a sparc.
>
>-Kysh
>
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