Solaris 7 3/99 Release Notes Supplement for Sun Hardware

Flash PROM Update for 64-bit Operations

Some sun4u systems need to be updated to a higher level of OpenBoot(TM) firmware in the flash PROM before they can run the 64-bit mode of the Solaris 7 3/99 operating environment. Systems that can only run the 32-bit mode (such as those in the sun4c, sun4d, and sun4m platform groups) do not require updated firmware to run Solaris 7 3/99 software.

The only systems that may require this flash PROM update are the following:

See the Solaris 7 3/99 Sun Hardware Platform Guide for instructions for determining whether your system needs a flash PROM update and for instructions on performing that update.

For the Ultra and Ultra 2 systems, an antistatic wrist strap may be required for the update. If you need a wriststrap, send e-mail to

Flash PROM Update Multimedia AnswerBook CD

This CD provides video clips that illustrate how to perform steps involving hardware that are part of the procedures for updating the Flash PROM on some sun4u systems.

The video clips on this CD can be accessed several ways. Some software products are present on this CD to facilitate viewing of the videos directly from the CD. Do not use the AnswerBook2 server software or the ShowMe TV software on this CD to install these products permanently on a system. Instead, use the Solaris 7 3/99 Documentation CD to install AnswerBook2 server software and use the Supplement CD to install ShowMe TV software.

Note -

The video clips on the Flash PROM Update Multimedia AnswerBook CD have English language audio tracks. The volume level for the audio tracks is set to minimum. If you want to hear the English language audio track, you must adjust the audio level.