More about the Qube

I have now received another Qube with two shiney new disks and found that at home my 5 year old PC has an ethernet controller old enough to permit the recovery disk to boot. This part of the process is really neat and hard to get wrong. (I have booted the Qube from the OS recovery disk. This involves booting another computer using the recovery disk which is a Linux disk. This system acts as a boot server and I configured the Qube to boot from the net.)

Now I have to run the BlueLinq update software to ensure that my OS, utilities and applications are as up to date as possible.

I have also found a Sun Cobalt support forum on the net, which pointed me to this patch installation order page at Sunsolve. Order is important, it would seem.

I have previously written about my Qube here...

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Hi Dave - have you had any problems getting SMB to work from Windows XP client to the Qube? (Or don't you have any XP clients...?).
For some reason I can no longer get SMB to work: I get an error message saying 'you do not have permission to access the requested resources - contact your network administrator' or something along those lines.
I can't prove this, but it seems to me to have started roughly around the time I put SP2 on the XP machine on the LAN...

Posted by Robin Wilton on November 29, 2005 at 03:22 AM PST #

No where near yet - My old Dell that I used as a boot server is running '98 and the compaq next to it is on '95. I've promised myself and the boys some spiffy new ones for Xmas to paly the new games due to arrive - Ho Ho.

The only XP box in the house is my works laptop. Disclaimer For the boring (and facist) IT police, see below. I have triple boot, Solaris (JDS), Red Hat Linux & Windows XP.

Posted by Dave on November 29, 2005 at 04:34 AM PST #

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