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Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from Strongbolt
Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from another OS
Installing from USB
OSPanel Screenshots
Buy now [RaQ3/4/Qube3]
Buy now [RaQ550]
Strongbolt2 Forum
Strongbolt2 XTR information
The Strongbolt2 ROM
Project TeraQube
SANTA CLARA, CA -- May 13, 2002 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. is making the delivery of network applications simpler and more affordable than ever with the introduction of the Sun Cobalt RaQ(tm) 550 server appliance.
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The Strongbolt2 ROM
With the arrival of Strongbolt2, we have a new ROM for Cobalt servers.
The new ROM is based on the source from, but modified to include a 2.6 kernel. The reason for this is to facillitate booting from USB and support for extra hardware.
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Strongbolt 2 upgrade released
A new year sees a completely new release of Strongbolt.
The Strongbolt2 upgrade is an easy process that just involves installing a couple of packages through the package management interface (bluelinq).
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Support from OS Office is nothing short of amazing.
Finding companies that stand behind their products these days can be challenging, but the staff at OS Office proves they still exist.
I continue to be stunned by their response times and outstanding service.
Jim Murray
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Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from another OS

Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from another OS

How to upgrade your server to Strongbolt 2 (for servers not currently running Strongbolt).

This article applies to the following servers:

  • RaQ3
  • RaQ4
  • RaQ550
  • Qube3

 and the following operating systems:

  • Original Cobalt OS
  • RaQ550 OS
  • Rackstar OS
  1. Visit the osoffice online shop here and purchase the Strongbolt2 USB key installer
  2. When you have received the Strongbolt2 USB key installer, contact our support department here
    One of our engineers will login to your server and update the system ROM ready for the new operating system.
    We will require that your server is online and reachable via SSH in order to update the system ROM.
  3. Plug the Strongbolt2 USB key installer into the USB slot on the rear of your server.
  4. The OS Office engineer will reboot the server and the install process will start automatically.