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Re: Sun Enterprise 250

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 11:03:34AM -0600, Ben Reubenstein wrote:
> This past weekend a fallen .com allowed our IT department to get a Sun 
> Enterprise 250 Server.  It currently has Solaris installed on it and we 
> plan to back that system up.  But our ultimate goal is to install debian 
> linux. 
> Our biggest hurdle so far was finding a keyboard for the thing!
> I am very familiar with linux but only on intel machines.   I also have 
> only used red hat and mandrake with their very friendly graphical 
> interfaces.
> As a newbie I must ask:
> How much trouble is it to get debian running on this sun box?
> What are the necessary ISOs to obtain?
> What is everyone using thier sun box for?

I'd suggest a serial console. Might be easier.

For a decent net install, use:


You can also netboot using the sun4u/tftpboot.img at the same location

Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://www.linux1394.org/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
Deqo       - http://www.deqo.com/

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