Summary: Install Solaris 9 X86 Via Serial Port?

From: Ivan Fetch <>
Date: Fri Sep 24 2004 - 17:43:42 EDT

    Thanks to the following for their responses:

Casper Dik <>
Alex Stade <>
Peter Ondruska <>
Simon Burr <>

    The consensus was to use ttya instead of com1, which worked perfectly 
(I really should have tried that, despite and other searches 
thus far stating that ttya does not work but com1 does).

(my initial question)

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:53:49 -0600 (MDT)
From: Ivan Fetch <>
Subject: Install Solaris 9 X86 Via Serial Port?


     i'm attempting to install Solaris 9 X86 via the serial port by adding 
the following lines to /solaris/bootenv.rc on the boot floppy (created 
from the image file on the Software CD #2):
setprop output-device com1
setprop input-device com1

     (I made these changes to the bootenv.rc file on  a Linux box)

     On boot it says:
Solaris boot sector, version 1

Solaris mdb exec load error

     Does anyone have experience doing an install via serial port  like 
this, that can offer any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help -- ivan Fetch.
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