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Old 02-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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Question SOlaris 10 Installation in My Home PC


I am learning Solaris as new learner. How can I Use Solaris 10 as my practice from my home PC as I have no Solaris machine.

Or is there any open software like CYGWIN for Solaris 10 practice

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:12 AM   #2
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I am learning Solaris as new learner. How can I Use Solaris 10 as my practice from my home PC as I have no Solaris machine.

Or is there any open software like CYGWIN for Solaris 10 practice

Please help me
Seriously? You bolded everything? You don't need to do that to get attention here. Just ask okay? We're happy to help out...

No. There is nothing like cygwin that is Solaris. That's Linux. Linux isn't too different from Solaris 10 either, but let's just stick to what you really want.

My recommendations:

1.) Run Slackware64 as the host Operating system, and then you can install VirtualBox.

Once you have done that, you can install Solaris as a guest operating system in VirtualBox, and pause/unpause as need be - no more dual-boot required, no more time wasted waiting for reboots, and you'll have access to all of your files on both operating systems too this way

You can also install practically another Operating system as a guest OS in VirtualBox too and start/stop/pause them at will.

You can get the iso of Slackware here: http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...nstall-dvd.iso

2.) You actually do have a Solaris machine Solaris 10 runs on x86 architecture just fine (as well as SPARC, which is intended for Sun4U stuff).

It's completely free too! Let me know off list if you can't locate a copy of it, as I have the very last copy of Sun Solaris 10 that was completely free of charge (rel 10/09), before EllisonCo eviscerated Sun Microsystems.

I took it upon my self to purchase the boxed set when the changed to a free license, which Oracle later reverted back to a non-free license.

You can install Solaris 10 on that machine, or until you're completely comfortable with having Solaris as your desktop GUI OS, simply running it as a virtual machine w/VirtualBox (Another great product by Sun Microsystems - now Oracle).

I hope that helps

Kindest regards,

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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I use mobaxterm instead to access from windows to *nix systems. For simple command most use putty.

There are easy ways to install solaris. A real install may be possible as well as running virtual machines. A free virtual machine on a newish good system works the best.
 
Old 02-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #4
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Hi I have downloaded the slackware64 as suggested in my pC....I am also downloading the virtual box software...do i need to download anything further??? Cause as per suggestion i have to use host operating system as slackware64 and guest as solaris 10...so i have to download solaris too am i right??? can you please provide me the link of solaris 10 download???

and onw more queries all the things i am doing from my home PC whihc has windowns XP as operating system...i am doing all these from windows XP itself..will it be okay?? casue as suggested hopst OS whould be Slackware so will it need another booting for Slackwre64...

Please let me know.Thanks all for the co-operation and help

Thanks
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:32 AM   #5
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Cause as per suggestion i have to use host operating system as slackware64 and guest as solaris 10...
It is only a suggestion. You don't have to use slackware as host. You can use any of Windows, most Gnu/Linux distributions, MacOS/X and Solaris as host.
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so i have to download solaris too am i right???
To install Solaris, you indeed need the software.
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can you please provide me the link of solaris 10 download???
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...ads/index.html
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and onw more queries all the things i am doing from my home PC whihc has windowns XP as operating system...i am doing all these from windows XP itself..will it be okay?? casue as suggested hopst OS whould be Slackware so will it need another booting for Slackwre64...
You can just install VirtualBox on XP then install Solaris in it. Slackware or any other OS aren't required.
 
Old 02-19-2012, 02:57 AM   #6
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Thanks again for the help....

If i want to use slackware as a host then i have to boot my PC with slackware64 as my Operating System??

And this Solaris 10 software as well as slackware software are downloading as .ISO image file...so willi use this only as in the Virtual box...or do i need to change the format for using it in the VM?
 
Old 02-19-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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Again, to learn Solaris, you don't need to download/install slackware at all.

To install an OS on virtualbox, an iso image file is fine.
 
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Thanks again for the help....

If i want to use slackware as a host then i have to boot my PC with slackware64 as my Operating System??
Okay Slackware is a good host operating system. I'm assuming you've installed VirtualBox after installing the operating system, in this case Slackware.

If so, download an iso of Solaris, and when you begin to create a virtual machine in VirtualBox you will connect the [virtual] CD/DVD drive inside VirtualBox to the Solaris iso image.

There are many other configs you have at your disposal to decide upon, such as how much hard disk space, RAM, etc.

When you click on start the virtual machine (whatever you named it) in VirtualBox your Solaris iso should boot and then you complete the Solaris installation - pay attention to your snapshots, you can take as many as you want for practice on rolling back to a particular point in time as far as your Solaris installation is concerned.

Of course, you can re-install over and over, or create new virtual machines that are also Solaris, or once you get the base OS of Solaris installed in VirtualBox simply take a snapshot and move on.

That way you can go back to any point and start over from there without having to re-install Solaris all over again.

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And this Solaris 10 software as well as slackware software are downloading as .ISO image file...so willi use this only as in the Virtual box...or do i need to change the format for using it in the VM?
Yes, The Solaris iso is connected to the [virtual] CD/DVD drive inside VirtualBox for that particular virtual machine (Solaris). When you start the virtual machine for the first time your virtual machine should boot from the iso loaded into the [virtual] CD/DVD drive of that virtual machine.

Let me know if you haven't acquired the Solaris 10 iso yet and if not I'll shoot you a link to d/l it from (but PM me for that URL as it will only be temporarily made available).

Best wishes and I hope this works well for you. In fact, you can test out many operating systems in this same way!

Kindest regards,

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Again, to learn Solaris, you don't need to download/install slackware at all.
True enough, as he can just install the x86 version instead of the Sparc version on any commodity PC, but...

Since this is a sandbox designed to be worked on, learned by, and presumably blown up a few times before he gets the hang of it, I think it best to have Solaris installed as a virtual machine instead of installing it (potentially over and over) on the host itself.

A couple of my laptops are Solaris workstations, and it totally rocks on a PC, but my thinking here is that he needs a sandbox that he can roll back with snapshots as he learns what not to do in his studies.
 
Old 02-20-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
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@tallship: I don't get your last posting. You are suggesting installing Slackware is a prerequisite to install VirtualBox while it is not. The open poster is using windows XP. He can very much install VirtualBox on Windows then install Solaris as a VirtualBox guest. This would be the simpler and safer solution.
 
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If you have a spare computer you can also download and install OpenIndiana from this link http://openindiana.org/

Open indiana is base in OpenSolaris and you can installed in any PC. You dont need a sparc computer for it.

I am running it right now in a single processor intel base laptop with 1GB of DDR and 60 GB hard drive and it is working fine.

Or you can install VirtualBox in your current Windows and setup OpenIndiana in your virtualbox.

OpenIndiana is a live cd so you dont really need to install it to test it however if you have work that you need to save liveCD is not going to work for you so you will have to install it somewhere.

Good luck to you!

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@tallship: I don't get your last posting. You are suggesting installing Slackware is a prerequisite to install VirtualBox while it is not.
No I'm not. I'm suggesting that it's best to run VirtualBox under a UNIX host OS, which it is, and I recommended Slackware as the Linux distro to use for that UNIX host OS.


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The open poster is using windows XP. He can very much install VirtualBox on Windows then install Solaris as a VirtualBox guest. This would be the simpler and safer solution.
I was under the impression that he had installed Slackware as the OS on bare metal already.

He most certainly can install VirtualBox under windows, yet while it may or may not be simpler, it most certainly is not safer than running a UNIX host OS.


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Is you have a spare computer you can also download and install OpenIndiana from this link http://openindiana.org/
That might be just as good a suggestion as using Solaris itself, whether it is installed on bare metal or as a guest OS under VirtualBox.

The OP needs to ensure that he can support a 64 bit OS on his intel box if He intends on using the x86 version of Solaris itself.
 
Old 02-20-2012, 04:11 PM   #13
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I was under the impression that he had installed Slackware as the OS on bare metal already.
You suggested him to do it but unless I'm mistaken, the remaining of his questions seem to show him being confused with the process.
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He most certainly can install VirtualBox under windows, yet while it may or may not be simpler, it most certainly is not safer than running a UNIX host OS.
I'm suggesting:

- install VirtualBox on Windows
- install Solaris as guest on VirtualBox

You are suggesting:

- install Slackware (including probably - reducing windows file system size and repartitioning the disk to make room for a dual boot configuration)
- learn how to use Slackware
- install VirtualBox on Slackware
- install Solaris as a guest on VirtualBox.

IMHO, assuming the OP is comfortable with Windows but lacking experience with linux and dual booting, your suggestion is more complex.
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The OP needs to ensure that he can support a 64 bit OS on his intel box if He intends on using the x86 version of Solaris itself.
This is incorrect, unlike Solaris 11, Solaris 10 doesn't require 64-bit hardware.
 
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The only down side I see about Solaris is that you have to pay $ for it. OpenSolaris is free of charge but there are no more releases. OpenIndiana is free of charge and it has all the same tools you find in Solaris.
That is the only thing.

Also at their web site they said the release they are offering works in 64BITS and in 32BITS architectures just fine.

VirtualBox is also a free download, so that is a good approach.
 
  


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