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Old 11-28-2001
downloaded solaris8

i have downloaded 3 zipped solaris ver 8 07/01 installation cd and i want to ask this question: 1. what will i do to burn it? do i need to extract the file and then burn it? what?

Note: Those zipped files have only one file each and it has more than 100mb plus.
# 2  
Old 11-28-2001
When you burn then burn then as a image or ISO. If you use Nero burn it picks it up and burns it in the format it should. I know I stuffed up once and Nero fixed it for me :-)

If they are a .zip, .tar, .gx extension well you'll have to un zip it then you can't boot from a zip file.
# 3  
Old 11-30-2001
Is the first disc of Solaris bootable?
# 4  
Old 11-30-2001
Do you mean Solaris on a PC? If it's Solaris 8 it should be. Smilie

On Sun, they all should be bootable. Smilie

Last edited by doeboy; 11-30-2001 at 06:53 PM..
# 5  
Old 12-01-2001
Solaris 8 CD's

You can get from SUN Microsystems site a free version of Solaris OS ver. 8 in zipped files. These files contains the ISO images of the discs used for installation. There should be the following disks:
- boot - installation disks
- two disks with packages
- documentation disks [english & other languages]
The first one is bootable (at least for i386 platform). Each disk image is availe for download at, and you must unzip these files before you burn them wih your cd-writing software
# 6  
Old 12-03-2001
how many CPUs on a PC do you need to run solaris?
# 7  
Old 12-04-2001
hi helvetica,

usually any pc with more than zero processors works just fine <grin>

although you have to pay for versions of solaris running on more than 8 processors....
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