Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Installation Guide


The Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Installation Guide describes how to set up and configure the workstation hardware and software.This manual is written for technicians, system administrators, authorized service providers (ASPs), and users who have advanced experience troubleshooting and replacing hardware.

Related Documentation

The document set for the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation is described in the Where To Find Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Workstation Documentation sheet that is packed with your system. Additionally, you can find the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation documentation at:

Translated versions of some of these documents are available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Korean.

English documentation is revised more frequently and might be more up-to-date than the translated documentation.

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser 


Safety Information

Read the following documents for safety information:

Third-Party Web Sites

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Ordering Components

You can order additional components and replacement parts for the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation. Contact your local Sun sales representative for more information. For the most up-to-date component information, see the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation components list at:

Change History

The following changes have been made to the documentation set.