NetBeans and OpenSolaris
By octav on Apr 23, 2008
NetBeans is widely distributed nowadays. You can get it from
java.sun.com as part of the Java SE or EE bundles, as well as from
netbeans.org. Ubuntu makes it available in Universe (starting with
Hardy) and the community contributed NetBeans to the Debian
repositories (for more details on the Linux distributions that include NetBeans, take a look here).
The latest open source product that makes NetBeans (version 6.0.1) available is OpenSolaris (2008.05). I am in the process of kicking the tires of the RC2, that was recently produced in anticipation of the Community One event which takes place next month in San Francisco. I am still struggling with the OpenSolaris install, however I have an atypical configuration: MacBook Pro, partitioned with Boot Camp; I am trying to install in a partition where I previously installed Windows Vista.
Here are some of the issues that I am running into:
<snip from installation log>
Set fdisk attrs
fdisk: fdisk -n -F failed. Could't create fdisk partition table on disk c5d0
Couldn't create fdisk partition table on disk
Could not create fdisk target
TI process completed unsuccessfully
</snip from installation log>