SUMMARY: Load sun4e from Standard 4.1.3 CD-RO

From: Tim Evans (
Date: Tue Jun 15 1993 - 22:52:41 CDT

Yesterday, I wrote:

>Is is possible to load SunOS 4.1.3 on a SparcEngine (arch -k
>sun4e) from the standard 4.1.3 CD-ROM, or is a special CD-ROM
>required? If the former, can anyone supply the boot arg's
>(i.e, sd(x,y,z)) for doing so--assuming they are different
>from the "standard" arg's. Thanks.
Thanks to:

Pete Cameron <> (Nahum Rubinstein) (Doug Jones) (Russ Poffenberger) (Stephen Fitzgerald)

I recieved conflicting information on this one:

Nahum said to use 'b sd(0,6,5)' with the standard 4.1.3 CD-ROM

Doug said he'd installed on 4e's with 'b (,30,1)'

Russ said that 4.1e was the last release of 4.1 for these
beasts (i.e., 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 do *not* support them). My
4.1e tapes are dated 4/18/91. Russ added that Solaris 2.2 supports

Sun Tech Support confirmed Russ's statement and indicated that
the standard Solaris 2.2 CD-ROM includes 4e architecture support
and that there is no special boot syntax needed.

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