I asked for wisdom on:
> I have a completely stand-alone system that has had its OS trashed. I have
> a back up but need to get the thing booted. It only has a diskette and tape
> drive attached.
> I need to know if there is a way to create a tape that can be booted from.
> I have SunOS 4.1.4 and Solaris 2.4. Can either of these operating systems
> create a boot tape so that I can boot from it? I have a disk on the system
> to use for loading the system and swap onto.
Glenn Satchell provided the clearest answer:
> From: Glenn.Satchell@uniq.com.au (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services)
> The last release that had bootable tapes was 4.1.1, and that only
> supported sun4c and sun4 (no sun4m, ie SS10, or 690) systems.
> All the boot tape procedures rely on using the boot programs from the
> 4.1.1 tapes and then adding your own miniroot and system dumps as
> filesets on the tape.
> The newer versions rely on an entirely different approach to
> installation that does not easily translate to the tape procedure.
> Solaris 2.x simply boots a full copy of itself from the cd-rom.
> Your simplest option would be to beg/borrow/buy/steal a cd-rom and use
> that, or temporarily put the system onto the network and boot diskless
> from a server while you mess around with the disk.
> Glenn Satchell firstname.lastname@example.org | There's a fine line
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> PO Box 70, Paddington, NSW 2021, (Sydney) Australia | standing on the shore
> Phone 02 380 6360 Pager 016 287 000 Fax 02 380 6416 | looking like an idiot.
Thanks to all who helped,
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