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Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from Strongbolt
Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from another OS
Installing from USB
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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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Project TeraQube

Project TeraQube

Built as a proof of concept and as a testbed for the new Strongbolt2 installer, this Cobalt Qube has all of the features that have been requested - modded the the maximum and running an 'enterprise' kernel.

Our TeraQube is loaded with CentOS 5. This is quickly becoming the 'Operating System of choice' for many Systems Administrators. There are many features that CentOS 5 offers; including PHP5, MySQL5, Apache 2.2 and many many more. For more details on the features included in CentOS 5, please visit

500GB SATA Harddrive

Utilising all of the new features of the new 2.6.23 ROM, our TeraQube is equipped with a 500gb SATA hard drive.
When the system boots, the CMOS is configured to boot from sda1. The ROM kernel then loads, looks for the device sda1 and through our silicon image SATA card, the 500gb drive is assigned the address sda1.

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