Solaris Express, Developer Edition - laptop installation
By migi on Mar 30, 2007
Yesterday I have installed Solaris Express, Developer Edition. Something amazing? Yes this was the first time, that I did all the steps that normal user should made to install this nice operating system. Before I was using jumpstart, which means that I was using network installation.
This was so easy that I am happy to share this experience with you.
Laptop Sony Vaio PCG-Z1XSP with 1G memory, specification
To install Solaris Express, Developer Edition, you will probably need some media :)
You can download the DVD iso or ask for free DVD kit on the Solaris Express, Developer Edition page.
The installation time took me about 2h, at the beginning I had to answare few standard questions and type a little things, lime picking up locale and languages, root password or simply partition the hard drive. Those steps were really straight forward and shouldn't stop beginners from finishing installation.
I left computer for about 2 hours and when I returned everything was ready!
I had to restart it, the first time is a little bit longer, since it is preparing some smf stuff, but after that the JDS welcome screen appeared.
The installation gives me a lot of things out of the box, like Star Office, NetBeans IDE, Sun Studio 11, and much much more, you can browse the Solaris Express, Developer Edition page, but since my installation was on the laptop I went to the laptop community and installed inetmenu, frkit and iwi drivers for my Wireless Network card.
Was it simple? YES, and I am a happy to have everything working with all the tools in 3h.
Today I tried to use Evolution synchronization with my LifeDrive and it worked over Network out of the box. I have to note that I gave up integrating this on my Gentoo installation so I was using J-Pilot. This is really cool to have the common address book, calendar entries and more.