SUMMARY: Correction: How to get a Shell in ttya booting from cdrom.

From: Gustavo A. Lozano <>
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 08:55:12 EST
When booting from a Solaris Installation Disk you can get a shell if
using the ttya port (vt100 console) using the command "boot -s cdrom"
from the "ok" prompt.

Below a screenshoot of the procedure:

Welcome to minicom 2.00.0
OPTIONS: History Buffer, F-key Macros, Search History Buffer, I18n
Compiled on Feb 24 2002, 14:58:54.
Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys
ok boot cdrom -s 
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3/cdrom@2,0:f  File and args: -s
SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_112233-07 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Configuring /dev and /devices
Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
Skipping interface hme0

Thanks to:
Every one pointed the same answer and made me remember I used to do the
same a long time ago (may be getting older? :) )

Fishwick, Chris <>
Paul Theodoropoulos <>
Sandwich Maker <>
Hichael Morton <>

petri kallberg
Casper Dik <>
Robert Helmer <>

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