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Strongbolt 1.x Installation Notes
Troubleshooting strongbolt 1 installation
Updating the ROM
Identify your ROM type
Strongbolt 1 forum
Strongbolt FAQ
CentOS3 BlueQuartz Howto
Strongbolt Compatibility
Tips and Tricks
SB1 kernel update
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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Identify your ROM type

Identify your ROM type

RaQ 3 and RaQ 4 ROM Details:-

Please take the time to check your ROM. If you have an Intel ROM then be careful to use the right flash method.
The intel ROM can be flashed, but if you use the wrong flashtool, it will fail.

Checking the ROM

  • Take the cover off your cobalt appliance.
  • Look for the rom chip (labelled below).
  • Peel the label off.
  • Examine the ROM model.

Warning! Do not switch the power off whilst the ROM is being updated. This will damage the ROM and the server will no longer boot.