Using the new installer.
By user12625760 on Dec 17, 2007
My Dell laptop (a Latitude D600) has a problem with the power supply such that the system does not recognise the power supply and so won't charge the battery1. This lead me to trash the system before I realised the problem as I was live upgrading the system when the power cable got removed and that resulted in that boot environment being trashed and the GRUB menu. Since a laptop without a battery is not much use I left it on the things to do pile.
I now have a need for the thing to work even if it has to be plugged in the whole time so I decided to reinstall it using Solaris Developer Express. I was amazed at the progress the installer has made. Since I always live upgrade or jump start I had not experienced the new install. It hardly asked any questions and set the system up with a spare partition so it was ready for live upgrade so I could then live upgrade it up to build 79. All very cool.
1If you happen to have a power supply for a Dell Latitude D600 I could borrow to confirm that the problem is the power supply then that would be a great help.