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justin2007 07-07-2015 01:05 AM

Solaris 11 Install on bare hard drive.

I have a dell desktop with two hard drives.

1. Windows 7
2. Blank

I am trying to install Solaris 11.2 on the second hard drive using the live media from oracle. It boots from the image and loads an oracle window to select text installer or others. I let it load the top selection Oracle 11.2 but no GUI installer loads up. Instead it goes to a command line and asks for login and password. Then ends up at the prompt. Nothing starts up to perform the install on my second drive.

Does anyone know why this is not loading the install GUI ?


Keruskerfuerst 07-07-2015 01:49 AM

Did you download the image from the internet?

jlliagre 07-07-2015 02:10 AM

and did you check its integrity ?

If correct, that might be your graphic card is not properly handled. Try booting in VESA mode or installing remotely.

justin2007 07-07-2015 02:18 AM

Hi- Yes from Oracle site and it does check out.
I will try VESA mode. It loaded other Oracle installers and opened the window in the beginning.


justin2007 07-23-2015 11:15 PM


I did work using VESA. I also installed a better graphic card.


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