SUMMARY: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c from floppies

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Date: Tue Dec 16 2003 - 15:03:33 EST
Ah, yes, it *is* possible to install SunOS 4.0.3c from 

A small error in the README caused most of the problems:

The first 4 floppies load SunOS in swap space, then a reboot 
is needed. The README says to use 
reboot sd(0,0,1) -sw

This doesn't work, what is needed is 

reboot "sd(0,0,1) -sw"

After that, the system boots from the swap partition and you 
can run suninstall to load in the other 20 or so floppies.

Thanks for your help,

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:51:55 -0500
>Subject: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c from floppies  
>A client needs to setup some old systems (sparc1's, 1+'s, 
>IPC's) with SunOS 4.0.3c.
>The miniroot is created using 4 floppies. That goes OK. 
>Then, however, the rest of the OS needs to be loaded onto 
>the harddisk, but it's not clear how to do that.
>Any suggestions or pointers on how you load a 4.0.3c system 
>from floppies ?
>Thanks, will summarize.
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