LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Password
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris, OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, and illumos.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here. Any Solaris fork or distribution is welcome.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
AbhishekSlam
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hardware support for Solaris Express Developer Edition 10 5/07


Hello,
I am a newbie to Solaris & Linux.Today I received a free copy of Solaris Expess Developer Edition 10 5/07 sofware DVD,I also have Ubuntu 7.04 & Windows XP SP2 CD.I am going to upgrade my system within 10 days with Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor,1GB DDR2 Ram 667MHz, Asus P5LD2-VM motherboard ,160 GB SATA HDD.After getting it I will triple boot my new Pc with the below OS:-
1) Windows XP SP2
2) Ubuntu 7.04 64 bit
3) Solaris Express Developer Edition 5/07 x64/x86
so please tell me weither the above Configuration will be supported by all these OS's & also that I am not going to buy a Graphic card soon will the onboard garphics will be sufficient.I will be very much relaxed if somebody can help me with this.

Thanks

Last edited by AbhishekSlam; 07-17-2007 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
Reisswolf
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
You should perhaps wait for a more authoritative response, but I am quite confident that what you are proposing can be done.

I have set up Solaris 10 (not Solaris Express) and Fedora on my machine. Adding Windows to the mix should not be all that difficult.

I am assuming that your machine will already have Windows when you purchase it. My suggestion would be the following: first use a utility like gparted to resize your Windows partition and create free space.

Solaris needs its own primary partition, so create a primary partition in the newly created free space. Make the rest of the free space an extended partition, and in that extended partition, create a logical partition for Linux.

My advice to you would be to use Grub from Linux as your bootloader, but you are free to use Solaris' Grub as well.

However, as I have said, you should probably wait for a response from someone who knows more than me.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
kebabbert
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: 45
Generally NVidia graphic cards are preferred in Solaris, as there are a good driver from NVidia. And, I wouldnt suggest original plain Solaris 10. Solaris Express Community/Developer edition is prefered as it behaves very much the same as a modern Linux; Suse for instance. Everything gets detected automatically and everything is set up for you.

Other than that I think it looks good. Right now I am trying to install Linux in a Solaris Zone, that way I can run Linux programs without devoting an entire partition. And I can also "lock" the install with ZFS. That way I can install for instance, Oracle on Linux in one Zone and say Matlab in another zone. The both zones refer to the locked Linux installation and only writes down the changes to disc. Thus the Oracle zone will only take up as much space as Oracle, and not Oracle + Linux. If I delete Oracle, the original Linux installation doesnt get touched.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 09:09 PM   #4
AbhishekSlam
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kebabbert
Generally NVidia graphic cards are preferred in Solaris, as there are a good driver from NVidia. And, I wouldnt suggest original plain Solaris 10. Solaris Express Community/Developer edition is prefered as it behaves very much the same as a modern Linux; Suse for instance. Everything gets detected automatically and everything is set up for you.

Other than that I think it looks good. Right now I am trying to install Linux in a Solaris Zone, that way I can run Linux programs without devoting an entire partition. And I can also "lock" the install with ZFS. That way I can install for instance, Oracle on Linux in one Zone and say Matlab in another zone. The both zones refer to the locked Linux installation and only writes down the changes to disc. Thus the Oracle zone will only take up as much space as Oracle, and not Oracle + Linux. If I delete Oracle, the original Linux installation doesnt get touched.
Thanks a lot guys,
But here comes another problem ,as I am trying to install Solaris Express Developer Edition DVD by booting my system that has P4 ,128 MB Ram,40 GB HDD IDE ,DVD-RAM Sony And CD-ROM Samsung,I cannot figure it out how to install it as my BIOS (Award Software Inc) has no option of booting from DVD_RW/RAM.That is my BIOS setup:-
First Boot=Floopy
Second boot=HDD-0
Third boot=CDROM
THe options to choose from are Floopy,LS120,HDD-0.SCSI,CDROM
,HDD-1,HDD-2,HDD-3,ZIP,USB-FDD,USB-ZIP,USB-CDROM,USB-HDD,LAN .Now how can I boot from my DVD-RAM

Last edited by AbhishekSlam; 07-17-2007 at 09:11 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris 11.4, Oracle Linux, Mint, Tribblix, Ubuntu/WSL
Posts: 9,761

Rep: Reputation: 459Reputation: 459Reputation: 459Reputation: 459Reputation: 459
Booting from a DVD is configured identically booting from a CD. Not sure about wether a DVD-RAM makes a difference but anyway this installation is doomed. 128MB RAM is a show stopper. 512MB is the minimal RAM and 1GB is recommended to install Solaris. You can lower that after installation.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:48 PM   #6
AbhishekSlam
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlliagre
Booting from a DVD is configured identically booting from a CD. Not sure about wether a DVD-RAM makes a difference but anyway this installation is doomed. 128MB RAM is a show stopper. 512MB is the minimal RAM and 1GB is recommended to install Solaris. You can lower that after installation.
Thanks a lot man ,by the way I live in India ,u may be living near to Eiffel Tower.Lucky guy.In Paris there are a lot of Electronic gaming going on.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Sun updates Solaris Express developer edition LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-27-2007 07:17 PM
LXer: Marvell Yukon Driver (SK-9E22) for Solaris (x64) 8.19.1.3 installation procedure in Solaris Express LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-22-2007 03:16 AM
Solaris 9 to Solaris 10/Express upgrade SteveK1979 Solaris / OpenSolaris 1 02-21-2007 07:49 PM
Oracle 10g Express Edition on Linux vix Linux - Software 3 06-25-2006 06:21 PM
Today 2nd Feb, free download lindows developer edition zaphodiv Linux - Distributions 4 02-02-2004 08:38 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration