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Old 01-20-2012
Which Solaris 11 download package to use

Hi, One quick question: Which download package should I use to install the whole Solaris 11 OS? Can I use the Text Install package that is only 400 MB? or I need to use the Solaris 11 11/11 Repository Image package? I am in hurry to do it but somewhat confused here.

Thank you in advance!

"Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 can be installed in a number of different ways - from a hands free server based automated installation to a text or graphical installation (Live Media). Installation is easy and fast, and can be customized with additional software using the Oracle Solaris 11 network based package management system."

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Old 01-20-2012
If you are going to install on x86 or VirtualBox, then easiest way is to use "Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Live Media for x86".
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Old 01-20-2012
I am going to install it on a Sun x4150 system. That is a x86 box. So the 'Live Media for x86' is the right choice?
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Old 01-20-2012
Yes, it is.
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Old 01-20-2012
Ok. Thank you again!
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Old 01-23-2012
Solaris 11 installation seems very simple, maybe too simple.

One question: What is the default filesystem Solaris 11 uses? I didn't see the selection. ZFS is what I want to use.
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Old 01-23-2012
It is ZFS. Solaris 11 doesn't support booting from UFS anymore.
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