How long does it take to install and compile OpenSolaris?

I've been planning to install OpenSolaris for a few months and now I've finally done it. I've got a reasonably new laptop for this install, 512M Memory Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 CPU 2.80GHz with a 30G hard disk and DSL. The most time consuming part is downloading the DVD image of Nevada. This took me about 5 hours. The next step was to do an interactive install, answering the questions correctly & knowing what you want as far as disk partitioning could be made easier. Downloading the compiler & apply patches took about 30 minutes, finally downloading the tools and source then compiling the source, 15 minutes for the downloading and then about 15 minutes reading and following the directions in the release notes then 2 hours to compile. So the answer to the original question is about 8 hours of total time with about 1 hour of interactive time.

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