Person "A" Journal snippet:
20. reboot 21. change defaultdomainname to t8ux 22. change nodename file to t8sun 23. change /etc/defaultrouter to 192.168.0.100
Problem and Solution 1. Solaris Workstation is different from PC. In order to reboot from CD-ROM, the procedure is quite different. 2. gateway address will need to manually put into a file named /et/defaultrouter after the installation 3. if the hostname is too long or inappropriate, we can change it after installation.
Person "B" Journal snippet:
20. Reboot. 21. Change defaultdomainname to t8ux. 22. Change nodename file to t8sun. 23. Change /etc/defaultrouter to 192.168.0.100.
Problem and Solution
1. Solaris Workstation is different from PC. In order to reboot from CD-ROM, the procedure is quite different.
2. Gateway address will need to manually put into a file named /et/defaultrouter after the installation.
3. If the hostname is too long or inappropriate, we can change it after installation.
1. CMOS protected by password, took out mother board battery and put it back
2. Restarted, changed boot sequence
3. Booted computer using Linux 7.1
4. Choosed Language, location, mouse type, typed in network information
5. Computer prompted no Redhat found
6. Booted again, the same error occurred, thought CD or CDROM are bad
7. Borrowed a Linux 7.0 CD from the other team
8. Continuing installation, choosing Linux server option
9. Enter the networking information:
10. Setup root password
11. Select packages
12. Took long time to copy the files
13. Finished installation, rebooted
14. Login, successful,
15. Check network connection, ping 22.214.171.124, failed
16. Changed IP address in file: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
17. Still could not ping 126.96.36.199
18. Checked the cable connection, tried to use another cable, still not work
19. Decided to reinstall to get more experience
20. This time I was suggested to choose Custom Installation
21. I chose fdisk to partition the disk
22. Set 1GB for Linux, and 100MB for Linux swap
23. Set the Linux partition as bootable, save and quit fdisk
24. Computer stalled during formatting the disk
25. Repeated above installation, computer stalled again during formatting
26. Thought it's a hardware problem, leaving to ask system group
...OK, so we proceed. We give our machine name,
our password, choose to create an emergency disk, see our network adapter - Intel
82557-based 10/100 Ethernet PCI adapter (little idea what heartburns THIS was
to cause us), set the TCP/IP properties. We wonder what DHCP is.. it tells us
if we enable that, it will automatically assign an IP.. but no, we need to assign
specific IPs.. so we say No to DHCP, select our machine name, domain name (both
cannot be the same, we found out the hard way!) We assign the IP addresses for
our own machine from the range given to us, and the gateway and the name servers.
Yes, it is over. We reboot the machine, NT comes up…. One machine up! Sure
We take stock. NT is up. Linux doesn't seem to be recognizing the CD-ROM drive.
Solaris, we need an external CD-ROM, which is with another team. We decide to
call it a day. Other work awaits us. At least, NT is up… we decide to meet
after class on Wednesday.