new installation Solaris


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems Solaris new installation Solaris
# 1  
Old 10-21-2008
new installation Solaris

hi guys

im totally new to Solaris - i can use it for some functions (like at work) but installing is a first for me - please dont flame if there are any stupid questions;

allright, my set up is a gigabyte motherboard which is supposed to work (BigAdmin - HCL: Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H )
4 GB RAM, a video card (ATI HD 4850), 4 SATA II discs & a SATA DVD ROM.

my first boot error was something like "lin 64 bit not supported" which was apparantly caused because i had the Raid controller set to "AHCI" in the BIOS. after i switched that to RAID i now have some kind of error on the CD ROM something like "bootp cd rom no memory" (cant see the exact message im at work now)

so my questions basically are:
1. i want to use ZFS - its the main reason i want to install solaris. to what should i set my BIOS: IDE or RAID?
2. does Solaris have known issues to boot from a SATA cdrom?
3. does there exist a "supreme idiots guide" to installing Soalris on x86 systems? (googles a lot but couild not find a guide that takes you through process with screenshots and all that)

thanks for your assistance
# 2  
Old 10-21-2008
some input and maybe answers:
- which solaris version do you use?
- solaris 10 x86 is slow with sata devices and sometimes there are also problems
- what is your intention in using ZFS?
- you find a lot to read at http://docs.sun.com
# 3  
Old 10-21-2008
hello dukenuke2, thanks for answering allready

* i have downloaded all CD ROMS from the sun website but i haveny burned them yet, so i started with a DVD ISO image i picked up from mininova, its version 10 but i have no clue what build exactly ( Solaris 10 (DVD release for x86 platforms) : Software > Other operating systems - Mininova )

* so, according to you, it would be better to put all BIOS settings to IDE?
would that not effect the speed of the harddiscs?

* intention in using ZFS is to create a RAIDZ array with 4 discs (ill get another disc (smaller) to install the OS on) so i can use this array to stock all my documents (programs, movies, music, pictures, etc)

i mainly use google to search & find answers, but sometimes the most simple questions remain unsolved ...

thanks 4 ur time
# 4  
Old 10-21-2008
my x86 box has 2 sata 150 drives (what my motherboard can support) and 1 ide drive. all drives are seen as ide devices. the 2 sata drives were online without issue. as for sata cdrom/dvdrom, i would grab an IDE cdrom/dvdrom. there are no issues with these IDE devices. you can also get the install check tool from solaris.

this tool will check all hardware to make sure solaris has those drivers.

also, if you can afford scsi devices... get those. scsi has faster throughput then sata.
# 5  
Old 10-22-2008
just wanted to let you know (maybe you allready found it somewhere)

i found a quite useful guide for people like me (total noobs) that takes you through installation with screenshots and all that. maybe you, the admins, could sticky this somewhere because i think this kind of questions come back regularly?

just an idea, thanks for all your tips anyway

gr

L

How to Install Solaris 10 - If This Is All New to You
# 6  
Old 10-22-2008
not a bad article. i like the mix between the real camera screen shots and the computer screen shots (taken when the install was vmware). it kinda made me laugh a bit but i can't think of any other way to doing it either. ha.
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Solaris

Installation of Solaris 10 1/13

Hi, I am doing a fresh installation of Solaris 10 1/13 on an IBM x3550 M3 server (x86). When I begin the installation it shows me failed to mount zfs, I was advised by oracle to ignore that. After the installation has finished and I reboot,I get a host of random errors after that it displays... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: spirited67
1 Replies

2. Solaris

Solaris 10 flash installation - fatal error. Solaris installation program exited.

Not very helpful to say the least. Seems to read the flar file and go through the upgrade and then come up with this error. Any ideas? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: psychocandy
1 Replies

3. Solaris

Solaris installation

i want to install solaris 10 in my server ... can u please guide me.. (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: senkerth
6 Replies

4. Solaris

Solaris Installation

Hi all, I have a question.... Where can we find the default log locations and can identify the number of CD's installed in the system on Sparc and Intel Machines???? Thanks (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: tirupathiraju_t
4 Replies

5. Solaris

Solaris Installation

Hi, I want to know as we can install Sun Solaris through hyperterminal,Wheather any other software is coming through which we can install sun solaris (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: manoj.solaris
1 Replies

6. Solaris

Solaris 10 Installation

Firstly, I'm still new to all the technical of OS. But I'm learning. Hence I am starting to explore Unix via Solaris 10. Today, I backed up all my files and formatted my computer. I only have one physical hard drive of about 250GB. So unpartitioned all my exisiting drives and start my... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: Xannen
5 Replies

7. Solaris

installation of Solaris: installation bypasses network config.

hello solaris friends, I've tried installing Sun Solaris 10.0, but everytime it seems to bypass the network config. screen that looks similar to this...here's the url: http://www.hup.hu/old/images/hup/Solaris/Sol10beta7/9.png I'm able to install it all the way through but I get no... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: cadmiumgreen
2 Replies

8. Solaris

Solaris installation

Hi All, Can I install solaris 9 on my desktop P3(750 MHz) machine at home? I have 256MB of RAM and 80Gb hasd disk. Can anyone tell me a proper document/link for installation? Thanks in advance. Malay Maru (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: malaymaru
1 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Solaris Installation

Each and every time I tried to install Solaris 8 on my Dell Dimension (Intel P II - 400 MHz processor) the system hangs up. I am not able to load the Operating System at all. The same software works on other PC(different make). If anyone has a solution, please let me know. (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: vpedditi
6 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Featured Tech Videos