Revisiting SunPCI driver install on Solaris 10

I’ve posted before on installing the SunPCI drivers on Solaris 10 but skipped a few steps. Sites to download the drivers are limited, but if you Google for the exact file name, you can find some locations, search for SUNWspci3.tar.Z

Unzip the file with:

uncompress *.Z

The untar with:

tar xf SUNWspci_13.tar

The SunPCI card in my Ultra60 is a 1.3 card, not 3, so be careful which package you download. Available options seem to be SUNWspci_13, SUNWspci2, SUNWspci3

Once you’ve untar’ed, run in the same folder:

pkgadd -d .

(not as I said before to cd into the untar’d folder). At this point you should be able to follow the rest of the steps in the previous post.

I’m reinstalling and setting up Solaris 10 on this box since I spent some time installing FreeBSD and then Solaris 8, and decided Solaris 10 was actually the better option, so I’m going that to that again (Solaris 8 I couldn’t get to install).

At some point I must have mounted a shared drive on my NAS to copy files to/from this box, so I’ll also take a look at getting that going again (I don’t think I took any notes), I could have used ftp. Will see what works.

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