Solaris 10 on a Toshiba Tecra M2
By user12625760 on Jan 12, 2005
Solaris 10 hits my laptop. The last thing preventing me from using Solaris on my laptop is in the pipe, wifi. So with that I have released the 20G partition I'd be using as a scratch area and am installing Solaris on it. The first two things that had to be sorted were the bios settings on the Toshiba Tecra M2, these were to turn off legacy usb support and to set the “Device Config” to “All Devices”, without those two changes the system would lock up at various points. Apart from that it has worked as expected.
My first tip is to make your installation live upgrade ready. Save a partition that is the same size as you root partition to use as a scratch area. That way you can use that as an alternate boot environment when the time comes to upgrade or even to apply patches. That way you can upgrade while still using the system and also can fall back to the old system if you need to.