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This chapter includes information about the following topics:
Refer to the following documents for safety information regarding the
Sun Ultra 20 Workstation:
Use the following flowchart as a process tool to assist you with installation of the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation.
Flowchart showing the installation process that is documented in this guide.
Carefully unpack all workstation components from the packing cartons. The following items should be packaged with the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation:
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Connect the workstation and external devices in this order (See FIGURE 1-5):
1. Connect the workstation power cord to a grounded electrical outlet.
2. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the USB connectors on the rear of the panel.
3. Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet connector on the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation and connect the other end to an Ethernet RJ45 jack.
4. Connect the monitor cable as follows:
You might need a DVI connector to attach the monitor to the graphics card. A DMS59 cable is included for systems that have an NVS280 or NVS285 card installed.
Note - The onboard video connector is disabled by default if a graphics card is installed. If you want to enable the onboard ATI connector, follow the instructions in the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation User Guide, Appendix B.
5. Connect any additional external devices to the workstation's other connectors.
Tip - If you are installing optional internal components such as additional DIMMs, PCI cards, optical drives, or hard drives, install those components before you power on the workstation. If you are not installing optional components, you are ready to power on the workstation.
1. Turn on power to the monitor and to all external devices.
2. Turn the power switch on the rear of the workstation to the On ( | ) position.
See FIGURE 1-4 for the location of the power switch.
3. Press and release the workstation Power button on the front panel (FIGURE 1-7).
4. After several seconds, verify that the platform power LED next to the Power button lights.
The platform power LED lights after the workstation begins the internal booting process. See FIGURE 1-3 for location of the platform power LED.
5. If you are powering on the workstation for the first time, you will need to install the operating system or configure the preinstalled operating system after the system is finished booting.
See Setting Up or Installing the Operating System.
Your workstation will have the Solaris 10 Operating System preinstalled and the following software also preinstalled: Sun Studio, Sun Java Studio Enterprise and Sun Java Studio Creator, and NetBeans IDE.
Further information on preinstalled software can be found in the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation Getting Started Guide, 819-2148.
The preinstalled software applications are also available for download. See Downloading Deverloper Software Applications.
To configure the preinstalled operating system: Use TABLE 1-3 to collect the information that you need, then follow the system prompts to configure the operating system.
The Solaris 10 Operating System is preinstalled on your workstation. If you plan to install an additional operating system, install it at this time. You might need to remove the Solaris 10 Operating System in order to do this.
The following sources of information can help you with installing additional operating systems on the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation:
If you want detailed instructions on installing drivers, see the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation Getting Started Guide. If you want to install using overview instructions only, refer to the following procedures.
Follow these directions for installing a supported operating system (OS) on the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation.
1. Power on the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation.
2. Do one of the following:
a. Select the Advanced tab and change the Installed O/S option to Linux.
b. Press the F10 key to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
3. Install the operating system, following the instructions that come with the software.
Note - If you need to install RAID drivers for Windows XP, you will need to create a new Windows CD before installing the Windows XP OS. See the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation Getting Started Guide for further information.
4. After installing the operating system, install the appropriate drivers from the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation Supplemental CD, using one of the following procedures.
To install the drivers from the Supplemental CD for supported Red Hat and SUSE operating systems:
a. If you have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux, run the up2date utility.
b. If the CD does not automount, manually mount the CD.
c. Change to the following directory: /mountpoint/drivers/linux/operating_system
Where mountpoint is the directory the CD is mounted to, and operating_system is the operating system installed (red_hat or suse).
d. Run ./install.sh
To install the drivers from the Supplemental CD for Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit:
a. Change to the following directory: D:\drivers\windows\OS\chipset
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
b. Double-click on the executable file.
c. Follow the instructions in the installation software.
d. Repeat the above instructions for the video drivers in the following directory:
Where OS is XP32 or XP64.
If you are using the preinstalled version of Solaris, the drivers are already installed. To install the drivers from the Supplemental CD if you have reinstalled the Solaris 10 Operating System:
a. Change to the following directory: /cdrom/cdrom0/drivers/sx86
b. Run ./install.sh