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> Install Solaris 9 On Pc..., Can it be done?
cagey cretin
post Feb 9 2004, 05:45 PM
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I have a PII pc w 192 MB RAM, 6 GB available on a ata 100 HD (would be partition 3). I have maintained a dual boot Win98 SE/Win2K setup for a while.

I downloaded the 3 ISOs for Solaris 9:

Install CD
OS 1
OS 2

I have used a reference book (I'll never learn) from McGraw Hill "Solaris 9 the Complete Reference".

Each time I follow the instructions on the screen, I go through the hour+ of the install and only one time did I get the OS installed. Of course, the network support wasn't running (thought I could enable it later NOT!), so I tried to reinstall. It never really made it through. Each time I think it is going to boot, it tries to install again. Of course, I had checked the option to eject the CD after install and it never does. Nor am I prompted to remove it.

What gives? Should I even bother? I have Redhat humming away just nicely (thank you HJ wink.gif ), but my wife would like to have Solaris here at home so she can use the same platform she has at work.

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post Feb 9 2004, 06:18 PM
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In my opinion NO ... here is my response after an install of solaris 9 for x86 ... I am a Unix Sysadmin since 1992, I have used several UNIX/Linux/BSD variants and the x86 version of solaris is the worst I have ever tried ... even worse than SCO Unixware...(this is my personal opinion, and not assiocated with

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