Solaris password problem.

January 31, 2012 at 08:49:11
Specs: Solaris 11
I need help. I was installing Solaris 11 from cdrom and after the fist couple of screens we had a power outage. Now I'm being asked for a userid and password. Tried every thing I could think of. With out this userid and password I will not be able to do a boot cdrom to start over.


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#1
January 31, 2012 at 08:58:25
Depends on the server. If it's a SPARC, get to the OK prompt and boot from CD there. If it's x86, go into the BIOS and change the boot order.

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#2
January 31, 2012 at 09:33:13
I tried a couple of more things. I removed the hard drives and then booted. Got the same thing a request for a userid and password. then I hit F2 and got a boot like menu I tryed every option, no luck. All I need is to get to the OK prompt.

I can't remove the CDrom from the drive.


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#3
January 31, 2012 at 09:34:50
Yes it's a Sparc. I can't get to an OK prompt. Asked for a userid and password before it gets that far ..

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#4
January 31, 2012 at 09:40:35
Stop-A If you have a Sun keyboard.
Ctrl-Break / Shift-Break if you're using a laptop.
Obviously this needs to be done from the console port.

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#5
January 31, 2012 at 09:42:38
Only access I have is a thru the serial port.

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#6
January 31, 2012 at 09:49:52
I just checked and it's a V210, no keyboard or mouse or monitor connections.

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#7
January 31, 2012 at 10:03:51
The one labeled "Serial Mgt?" That's your console port. Yes it is a serial port, yes it's an RJ45.

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#8
January 31, 2012 at 10:16:02
Yse I'm using the Serial/Management RJ45.

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#9
January 31, 2012 at 10:26:09
And Stop-A doesn't dump you to the OK prompt?

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#10
January 31, 2012 at 10:56:36
sorry to be so dumb, but what keys do I push on a stantard keyboard for Stop-A?

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#11
January 31, 2012 at 11:04:17
If by "standard keyboard" you mean "PC keyboard," try Ctrl-Break and/or Shift-Break. If that doesn't work, check your terminal program. See if it has a way to send a break command. For instance, PuTTY's break is buried in the "Special Command" menu.

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#12
January 31, 2012 at 12:09:13
I installed putty and tried using the break menu item with no luck. I tool out the hard drives, no luck. Taking out the CDrom is a lot of work. I think it booting off the bios/flash memory. Is there some way I can clear that?

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#13
January 31, 2012 at 12:17:14
Wait, are you still getting a password prompt after removing the drives?

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#14
January 31, 2012 at 12:38:33
yes, I took out both hard drives and the CDRom and I'm still getting the password prompt.

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#15
January 31, 2012 at 13:59:17
Assuming you're getting ALOM password, read this thread: http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread....

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#16
January 31, 2012 at 14:15:56
Will do. Thank you very much for your help. I greatly appreciate it. It is what the Internet is all about.

Richard C Parvin
HP


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