SUMMARY: install solris8 (4/00) on ss5

From: Feng Qiu <>
Date: Wed May 30 2001 - 07:44:43 EDT
Hello, all,
Thanks for all responses.
The solution is:

When installing Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 and your DNS name server is
outside your local
network (quite a common situation), then you must not specify "DNS" as
naming service:
the installation software does not ask for the default router and does
not set up
routing - consequently the installation program will get stuck when
trying to contact
the DNS name server!

If you are using DNS as naming service (as opposed to NIS or NIS+),
specify "None"
when asked about the type of naming service. After the installation, set
up /etc/defaultrouter, /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf manually.

Thomas Knox <> gave the right anwser:

Ignore the "No carrier" error, it's harmless. The network issue you're
experiencing is that your DNS server is on a different subnet than
your ss5, and therefore the install can't find it. Choose networked and
no name resolution, and you should be good to go.



> Hello, all,
> I try to install sol8 on ss5. When boot on cdrom, it displayed:
> le0: No carrier - cable disconnected or hub link test disabled?
> What cause this? I double checked the cable, it is connected.
> The problem is later, if I chose networked, it is always give me error

> (say setting is incorrect) after I click confirm button. If I chose
> non-networked, the installation come through without any problem.
> Any one know what is the cause?
> Thanks!
Received on Wed May 30 12:44:43 2001

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