On 12/4 I asked the following:
>Sorry to hop in with a relatively unimportant question, but this is just
>driving me up a wall.
>I have a SS10 that I'm trying to teach someone how to install solaris on.
>I want to show them the character based install program that you get if
>you install over ttya. But since this box has a framebuffer and a monitor
>it wants to do the install in OpenWindows.
>What is the option to "boot" to make it go through the text installer? I
>used it a while back but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.
>(BTW -- yep, I checked the Solaris 2 FAQ, the Sun Mgrs FAQ, docs.sun.com,
>etc. I'd think this would be a relatively simple question to answer,
>but I guess not. :)
Thanks to the following individuals for taking the time to respond:
Mark de Roo
Mike van der Velden
The answer I was searching for was "boot cdrom - w." Many people
suggested booting into single-user mode with the -s switch and then
running suninstall or ttyinstall, or unplugging the monitor and/or
keyboard and using a serial console. However, I was only searching for
that darn "w." :) The "w" flag runs a text-based installer (instead of
the OpenWindows installer) over the attached framebuffer and monitor.
Thanks all! :)
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