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 […]
cp /etc/inet/ntp.server /etc/inet/ntp.conf edit the ntp.conf file. add server(s), for example: server 0.be.pool.ntp.org server 1.be.pool.ntp.org server 2.be.pool.ntp.org server 3.be.pool.ntp.org svcadm enable svc:/network/ntp SysAdmin: How to configure NTP on SUN Solaris 10.
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
I was trying to setup an instance of Oracle 10.2.0.3 a while back and was running into a strange problem. I could get 10.2.0.1 to install and run OK, and the upgrade to 10.2.0.3 seemed to work OK. But then when I tried to create a database it would fail and give me a “Inappropriate […]
I had to use the following step to reset a the root password on a Solaris system the other day. You will need physical access to the system to use these steps. Press Stop-A on the console or Ctrl-] and send brk from a remote console connection to access the Open Boot PROM (OBP). NOTE […]
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 […]
I recently went to try and install Oracle 10g on a Solaris 10 server, and for some reason it wouldn’t recognize the DVD when I put it in the drive. Solaris and UNIX machines in general I think and usually good for this sort of thing. You put a CD in the drive, it detects […]
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. idevelopment.info called Adding Second IDE […]
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 […]
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.