By user12625760 on Jun 18, 2008
Interesting change when installing snv_91 over the net from earlier releases. There is a very considerable delay with the “spinning bar” running here:
Sun Fire V440, No Keyboard Copyright 1998-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. OpenBoot 4.16.1, 16384 MB memory installed, Serial #55495765. Ethernet address 0:3:ba:4e:cc:55, Host ID: 834ecc55. Rebooting with command: boot net Boot device: /pci@1c,600000/network@2 File and args: /pci@1c,600000/network@2: 100 Mbps full duplex link up Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet 4000 /pci@1c,600000/network@2: 100 Mbps full duplex link up
Previously you would get the SunOS version message quite quickly.
SunOS Release 5.11 Version snv_91 64-bit
Now it takes many, more than five, minutes (with the 100Mbps link) to load over NFS. So be patient!