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Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from Strongbolt
Upgrading your RaQ or Qube from another OS
Installing from USB
Troubleshooting
OSPanel Screenshots
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Strongbolt2 Forum
Strongbolt2 XTR information
The Strongbolt2 ROM
Project TeraQube
History
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 sourceforge.net, 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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Testimonials
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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Strongbolt2 Installation Guide

Strongbolt2 Installation Guide

Upgrading from a Strongbolt1 installation

The following procedure applies to RaQ3's, RaQ4's, RaQ550's and Qube 3 systems.

Please click here for information on the RaQ XTR

  1. Purchase the SB2 update from the OS Office online shop.
    The downloaded file is a zipped archive containing all of the files required to update your system to Strongbolt2.
  2. Unzip the archive file to a local folder. The archive contains several PKG files:

    • sb2_preinstall_patch.pkg
    • sb2_upgrade.pkg
    • oso-php-5.02.pkg
    • ospanel_v1.pkg
    • sb2_flashdrive_v1.01.pkg
    • roundcube-webmail-v1.02-oso.pkg

  3. Log onto your server appliance through the BlueQuartz administration area.
  4. Select the BlueQuartz Software Installation area "BlueLinQ".
  5. Select "Third Party Updates"
  6. Click on the "Install Manually" button.
  7. Select "Upload"
  8. Use your file browser to select the location of the first package file.
Note: If you cannot upload the files through a browser, please try installing from a url.


Installation order

Install the package files in the following order:

  1. sb2_preinstall_patch.pkg
  2. sb2_upgrade.pkg (the system update)
    Note: After installing this package, the system will reboot
    Click here for more details
  3. sb2_flashdrive_v1.01.pkg (usb tools)
  4. oso-php-5.02.pkg (PHP5)
    Note: You do not need to install this package if you have nuonce php5 installed.
    Click here for more details
  5. ospanel_v1.pkg (The new BlueQuartz layout files)
    Note: After installing this package, you must purge your browser cache
    Click here for more details
  6. roundcube-webmail-v1.02-oso.pkg (new and improved webmail system)
    Note: This is optional
    Click here for more details
  7. Repeat the upload procedure until you have installed all of the required package files.
  8. Reboot
  9. Set the server to boot from the appropriate boot device

      For servers with 2 hard drives (RAID1):
    • Turn on your server and hold down 'S' on the LCD control panel. 
    • The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk" press 'S' until the LCD prints "Configure boot Disk"
    • Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Boot Disk"
    • Press 'S' until the LCD prints "md1"
    • Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk"
    • Press 'E
    • The system should now boot

      For servers with 1 hard drive:

    • Turn on your server and hold down 'S' on the LCD control panel
    • The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk" press 'S' until the LCD prints "Configure boot Disk"
    • Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Boot Disk"
    • Press 'S' until the LCD prints "hda1"
    • Press 'E' The LCD will print "Select Option" "Boot from Disk"
    • Press 'E'
      The system should now boot

Notes

SB2 Update

Please note that the server will automatically reboot when you have installed the sb2_upgrade package.This is in order to start the new ROM and new kernel.  If you have any problems after the update, please see our troubleshooting section.

oso-php

The PHP5 bundle included with the update provides PHP5 support for your virtual hosts.
We have tried to keep this version of PHP5 compatible with the version provided by nuonce.net
If you have nuonce php installed, there is no need to install our version.
Please report any nuonce PHP5 compatibility bugs to us.

OSPanel

After installing the OSPanel package, your browser will require a cache purge. If you do not purge the cache, you may not see all of the images and the panel may appear broken.

Roundcube Webmail

If you decide that you do not want to install Roundcube webmail, this is not a requirement.