Saturday, September 12, 2009

Solaris 2.5.1 and 2.6 install disks

Carey Schug provided me his spare 2.5.1 and 2.6 Solaris install disks, so I can extend my playground. Solaris 2.6 fails exactly the same way as 9 (bootblk: can't find the boot program). The 2.5.1 version fails differently:
(Can't deduct msgbuf from physical memory list) Program terminated

The problem is known with real SS-10 / SS-20 machines, and solution supposed to be moving SIMMs from one slot to another one. Not sure, that it would work with virtual SIMMs as well...

But, anyway this is a rare case when more bugs/error messages is better. Thanks, Carey!

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