On 2 Apr 2006, at 15:50, Darragh wrote:
> I am attempting, and I stress attempting to install the latest
> version of
> Solaris. I've downloaded the DVD version from the Sun website and
> I've tried
> running through the installation.
>> I had someone who really hasn't a clue reading the screen for me and
> although I have gone through the installation a few times now I
> have still
> been unable to get past the first boot. The reasons for this are:
>> 1. The first time it came back asking me to insert the DVD but it was
> checking the wrong drive. Easiest solution at the time was to
> the problem drive and reboot. That didn't work so I tried
I'm sorry that this is a bit of a "Me too" rather than any real
assistance but OTOH the real assistance might be that you decide to
I am not exactly inexperienced with Solaris or Intel hardware, yet I
have never managed to get Solaris on Intel installed cleanly i.e. so
that it boots as simply as Linux does. The current boot process sucks
rocks, as Sun people will admit when you get them in an honest mood.
I am assured that the next release of Solaris (and this may even be
in currently downloadable test versions) will be grub based, at which
point a lot of this install garbage will go away, hopefully.
I find it rather ironic that a company with Sun's resources couldn't
manage to make Solaris on Intel in 2005 be as easy an install as
Linux on Intel was in 2000 (or 1995 for that matter)
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