Category Archives: Solaris

Mount a ISO file in Solaris

Solaris Mount an ISO CD Image Mounting an Existing ISO CD-ROM Image under Solaris UNIX If your image name is cd.iso, you can type command: # lofiadm -a /path/to/cd.iso Output: /dev/lofi/1 Please note that the file name argument on lofiadm must be fully qualified and the path must be absolute not relative (thanks to mike… Read More »

How to configure NTP on SUN Solaris 10

cp /etc/inet/ntp.server /etc/inet/ntp.conf edit the ntp.conf file. add server(s), for example: server server server server svcadm enable svc:/network/ntp SysAdmin: How to configure NTP on SUN Solaris 10.

Prtdiag is Not working in Solaris

Try running it as root. If this works then check the permisions on /var/run/picld_door The permisions should be set to 444 ie: ls -l /var/run/picld_door Dr–r–r– 1 root root 0 Aug 27 07:40 /var/run/picld_door This is the fix: shell> chmod 444 /var/run/picld_door

How to disable the beep in solaris 10

I have installed Soalris 10 onto a laptop a few times to see how well it works. It does quite well. One annoying feature though is that if you backspace all the way back to the prompt and then by mistake try to go one more, like if you hold down the backspace key,  Solaris… Read More »

Adding Second IDE Hard Drive into a Sun Server

I had to add an IDE hard drive into a Solaris server the other day and couldn’t remember all the commands you need to use to get the system to see the new drive, partition it and format it. But luckly I found a very helpful page over at http://www. called Adding Second IDE… Read More »

fsck guide

Over in the Sun General Maintenance forms I found a good thread on the uses of fsck called fsck best practises guide. While I wouldn’t necessarily take it as a be all and end all manual on how to use fsck. It does make a good guide or starting point. You must judge when and… Read More »

Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems

I got a surprise when i saw that Oracle is to acquire Sun this morning. Working with both products allot I’ll be interested to see how this develops. It will also be interesting to see what this means for products like MySQL and Oracle Linux.