On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> Been there, get sent to 'http://www.opensolaris.org/os/downloads/',> given 2 choices: build from source (haha. no. seriously. and need
> solaris express),
ON will build in a few hours on fast machine.
> and install from pre-build archives (which, hilariously, requires
> that you have solaris express). So, which bit of the above means i
> can get open solaris without first having solaris?
The archives typically are installed with BFU, which is a shell
script. Feel free to read it and figure out what needs to be done to
install it from, eg, a linux or whatever miniroot.
>> You can get actual builds of Solaris Nevada^WExpress from www.sun.com.
>> And this is required, no?
If you want to do it the easy way, yes.
You can probably get away with just downloading CD 1, which should
contain a 'boot' directory along with a Solaris miniroot (bootable
via GRUB), but then you'll in be "figure it out" land. If you want to
be difficult, you've got the sources and archives of OpenSolaris
binaries. Good luck and don't forget to post a HOWTO. :)
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