Sun[tm] System Handbook: Internal/Partner Edition
ISO image README
The Sun System Handbook is intended to be a single source resource
for information on Sun hardware products. The Sun System Handbook:
Internal/Partner ISO image is derived from the online version of the Sun System Handbook
currently located on a Sun web site, and it is designed to be a reflection
of the web site for ease of use.
The Sun System Handbook: Internal/Partner ISO image uses
Java[tm]-based technology and a web-server framework solution to make the Sun System
Handbook experience virtually identical on multiple operating system platforms.
No disk space or installation is required to use the Sun System Handbook:
Internal/Partner ISO image.
- Solaris[tm] 9 and later
- Windows XP, Visa, 7
- Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.3.1 or later
- Firefox 2.x or later
Note: The Sun System Handbook ISO image has not been fully tested on Mac OS X or RedHat Linux,
but it does work on both operating systems (run the syshbk.sh script from
a terminal window).
the Sun System Handbook Without a Search Engine
If your system does not meet the software requirements
or you do not not need to use the search engine, all you need is a browser
to view the contents of the ISO image.
- Point a web browser to the following file on the ISO image:
The Sun System Handbook License Agreement page is displayed.
Solaris using Netscape: file:/cdrom/cdrom0/syshbk/webapps/syshbk_cd/index.html
- Read the license agreement and click the "Accept" button.
How to use the ISO image Image File from a Hard Drive (Solaris 9 and later)
The ISO image image file can be mounted directly for testing or performance purposes
by using the loopback file driver (lofi) mechanism. You will need to have "root"
permissions to perform the lofiadm and mount operations.
- Download the cd image file (whole or reassembled segmented files) and uncompress.
- Login or switch user (su) to "root".
- Export cd image file as a block device through lofi.
# lofiadm -a /tmp/sshdvd30.iso
- Mount block device which represents the cd image file.
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
- Root or any non-privileged user can change directory into cd image file
system and run the Sun System Handbook startup shell script.
% cd /mnt
- When finished, the root user can remove the lofi block device by:
# umount /mnt
# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1
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