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Old 01-17-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Oracle Solaris Install


Linux people

Posting this here because this needs to get done.

It's like linux problems also.

Can't make bootable USB drive or DVD.

Have about 6 written to DVD's now.

Installing on whole drive, no grub or windows.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-17-2017, 05:58 PM   #2
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Linux people

Posting this here because this needs to get done.

It's like linux problems also.

Can't make bootable USB drive or DVD.

Have about 6 written to DVD's now.

Installing on whole drive, no grub or windows.

Thanks!
best to go to the Solaris selection in here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pensolaris-20/

ask mod to move this you might get a faster answer.

2. Did you get it here where they have live install
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...l-2245079.html

here tells you how to create a bootable
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E36784_01...llmethods.html

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Old 01-17-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
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Okay with me to move post.

I did get Virtualbox and Oracle to work.

Maybe I can do that again and convert it to full install.

Problem with USB's and disks might be the format they are getting written in.

Will keep at it.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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Yes. That's where i downloaded from.

See in that install link they don't mention 'Make boot image with Windows'?

I think that's the problem.

I could install a quick linus system and use that to make Oracle Solaris USB or disk.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-17-2017, 07:35 PM   #5
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Yes. That's where i downloaded from.

See in that install link they don't mention 'Make boot image with Windows'?

I think that's the problem.

I could install a quick linus system and use that to make Oracle Solaris USB or disk.

Thanks!
try getting the iso download that is what I use in VBox anyways.
Quote:
Oracle Solaris 11.3 Live Media

Live Media provides an opportunity to explore Oracle Solaris without actually installing it on a system. The system boots off the media and does not make any permanent changes to the system disk. After exploring Oracle Solaris, you can initiate and install by clicking on the install icon on the desktop.
Download x86 Live Media (1.1 GB)
Download x86 USB Live Media (1.4 GB)
did you Download the highlighted one or the Live USB one ? get the highlighted one so you can dd it to a USB Stick.


you do know it will take completely over your system right?

in that link for instructions to make an install
Code:
 On Linux:

    Insert the flash drive and locate the appropriate device.

    # dmesg | tail

    Copy the image.

    # dd if=/path/image.usb of=/dev/diskN bs=16k
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E36784_01...llmethods.html

it says you can dd the *.usb one but me personlly I'd do the iso.
but that is me.

if you are using Windows iso might burn to a DVD better.

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Old 01-17-2017, 09:23 PM   #6
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1 using image you recommended

2 using windows 7

3 using ImageUSB by Passmark to write to USB

First time didn't work

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-17-2017, 09:32 PM   #7
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second usb didn't boot either

Windows shows USB but can't read it.

In bios disabled C drive and DVD player for boot

forcing boot from removable drive

Thanks!
 
Old 01-18-2017, 03:23 PM   #8
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second usb didn't boot either

Windows shows USB but can't read it.

In bios disabled C drive and DVD player for boot

forcing boot from removable drive

Thanks!
you have to boot off your BIOS not from windows to get that to work, did you do the same for your DVD's.

whatever key you got a hit to get into your BIOS to tell it to boot off your DVD or USB Port that is how you have to boot it to get to the medium to boot into it so you can install it.

top roll of keys.

esc .. F1 ... F12
one of them should work.

before you even see Windows booting you need to be hitting the right one.

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Old 01-19-2017, 03:01 PM   #9
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Just a note. Solaris is one of the most picky OS's for writing to a dvd. You need to burn at the very slowest speed you can set your burner to. You need the best quality dvd available too.

The usb and instructions have worked for me. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...l-2245079.html

In most modern systems you don't boot a usb as a usb or removable device. It should be a hard drive order option.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 03:40 PM   #10
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I haven't use a DVD to boot or install Solaris for years. I would recommend using the x86 usb media file (not the x86 live media which is for DVDs), record it on an usb thumb drive using dd on a live linux distribution (or a regular linux installation) and boot the thumb drive.

Most Windows tools designed to record a DVD or a USB key are unable to refrain from modifying the data and render the media unbootable.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 04:18 PM   #11
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I've succeeded in making a bootable USB drive in Windows using the CLI diskpart utility. There are numerous "how-to's" on the web ... Undoubtedly there are probably various GUI tools that make it easier, but the step by step approach with diskpart works.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 08:34 AM   #12
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Thanks!

Going to try 'install Linux' idea first.

Will an old PCBSD installation be okay?

It's version 8. Can't find recent DVD's with other Linux's on them.

Just want to install and write Oracle USB drive and test it.

Then will let Oracle install itself to whole drive.

Thanks!

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Old 01-20-2017, 07:56 PM   #13
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Thanks!

Going to try 'install Linux' idea first.

Will an old PCBSD installation be okay?

It's version 8. Can't find recent DVD's with other Linux's on them.

Just want to install and write Oracle USB drive and test it.

Then will let Oracle install itself to whole drive.

Thanks!
I have ran Solaris 11x or whatever the latest version is. in Vbox

it is nothing special (MO) and you will not be able to do 1/3 of the things you can do in Linux with Solaris

after you install linux then install VirtualBox then install Solaris to see it that is a truth or a lie.
 
Old 01-21-2017, 12:15 AM   #14
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I'm doing something wrong. That's a fact.

New development. While I was staring at booting of FreeBSD saw that it's based on Open Solaris.

That's close enough to pure UNIX for me.

FreeBSD had problems too. The one that installs easily is Ubuntu but

it put a write protect on the flash drive. I thought that was a little arrogant.

Thank you BW for the responses!
 
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FreeBSD is definitely not based on OpenSolaris. It has integrated a couple of Solaris technologies, ZFS and Dtrace but the remaining is distinct, although of course it is a Unix like OS.

You should better explain what are your goals when trying to install Solaris. If you want a fully featured generic desktop, you are likely to be disappointed as BW-userx stated. If you are interested in learning a server and virtualization oriented operating system, that's fine.

Beware too that there is no such thing as a "pure UNIX". Unix is a standard, and some OSes like Solaris and others are POSIX compliant, some others are close but do not want to formally try to pass the tests. Anyway, all OSes implement a lot of utilities, functionalities and extensions that are not in the standard. A strictly pure Unix would be quite boring to use these days.

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