By morganic on Mar 01, 2007
Okay three months later, and I hate to admit it, but I was never able to install the downloaded Solaris 10 on my SunBlade. I downloaded the Sparc version onto my PC, burned iso images on CDs on my PC, and tried to install from the CDs on my SunBlade. It should have worked, but somehow my SunBlade could not recognize the disks. I burned a second set, which also didn't work, so I gave up and took the SunBlade in to work and did a boot install from the network. Now I am running Solaris 10 11/06. How many non-Sun people have this problem, and don't have the option to just go install it off the network, I wonder?
We recently made the Solaris Express, Developer Edition available, and it includes developer tools along with Solaris in one big download. Still have to burn media though.
The collection of manuals for Developer Edition might be a bit confusing. All the docs are contained in the Solaris Express, Developer Edition node on docs.sun.com. When you open that node, you see a new collection of manuals that are targeted specifically to this release, the Solaris Express, Developer Edition 2/07 collection.
Then there are other collections, with titles such as Solaris Express Reference Manual Collection, Solaris Express Release and Installation Collection and Solaris Express Software Developer Collection. These contain snapshots of manuals that are in the process of being updated for the next official Solaris release. The collections use the name Solaris Express because they have existed in the previous Solaris Express releases. The really confusing part is when you see that there are release notes in the Solaris Express Release and Installation Collection as well as the Solaris Express, Developer Edition 2/07 collection. You want the Developer Edition version!