Ferrari 4000 flash archive installation

I was trying to install Acer Ferrari 4000 laptop using flash archive, but the issue is Solaris doesnot come with Broadcom Gigabit ethernet driver (bcme) so one cannot do network install. So I downloaded bcme driver from broadcom website . When you unzip the drivers, you will find a tar file BRCMbcme.tar.Z. Untar the file and copy it into USB thumb drive.

Follow below steps to do flash archive installation over network.

o Once the Solaris is booted with CD exit installation
o Insert the USB thumb drive
o Create temproary directory
mkdir /tmp/bcmedrv

o Mount the thumb drive to /tmp/bcmedrv

o By default ramdisk (/) is mounted in read-only mode. Remount root / partition into read-write mode
mount -o remount,rw /

o Copy /tmp/bcmedrv/BRCMbcme/reloc/kernel/drv/ to /kernel/drv
cp -r /tmp/bcmedrv/BRCMbcme/reloc/kernel/drv/\* /kernel/drv o Run add_drv command
add_drv -i '"pci14e4,169d"' bcme

o Now plumb all interfaces
ifconfig -a plumb all

o You can see bcme is plumbed at this point

o Now fetch the IP if its dhcp or set static ip
ifconfig bcme0 dhcp start

o Now unmount /tmp/bcmedrv and remove usb-drive

o Run "install-solaris" in terminal which starts Solaris installation

o Select flash archive installation and complete the installation.

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