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Submission + - The OS Installation From Hell (infoworld.com) 1

snydeq writes: "Deep End's Paul Venezia tells tale of a seemingly simple Solaris install that spiraled hopelessly out of control. 'As far as IT work goes, this was one of the simplest tasks you can face: install an OS. Yet it took nearly all day due to a series of unfortunate turns. It was the kind of day that makes you question your sanity,' Venezia writes. 'The task was extremely low profile. In order to support legacy SPARC-based code, an older Sun T2000 needed a fresh install of Solaris 10. This server would likely do next to nothing. It might service a log-in or two each month, as developers may want to check older code or test this and that. I figured it might take 15 minutes of actual effort to kick off a clean install from DVD and voilà — I could move on to more important duties. I mean, I've installed Solaris a million times. How long could it take? Little did I know.'"
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The OS Installation From Hell

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