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Solaris Installation strategy

Dave Miner
Sr. Principal Software Engineer
I expect today and the next couple of weeks will be very interesting and busy, as I've just published the document I've been working on for most of the last two months, a proposed Solaris Installation strategy, to the OpenSolaris Installation and Packaging community. If you're interested in participating, please see the
discussion thread.

One thing that I ran into at the last minute was that the OpenSolaris site wouldn't let me upload the Flash mockup that we've done for the interactive flow, as that's not a supported file type on the current OpenSolaris site, so I've attached it to my blog for now.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Dave Miner Thursday, March 23, 2006
    I'm not opposed to linking from anywhere, but it does seem a little different from most of what's on the Big Doc list, in that it's a work in progress describing future functionality rather than a how-to or documentation of existing functionality. Up to you how it might fit, though.
  • Wes Williams Thursday, March 23, 2006
    The new installer would go to great lengths to help uptake of Solaris by less technical types. I've got a friend I'll telling about Solaris and he likes what I have to say, but has a hard time with the installer and is turned off to Solaris before he's even got it installed on his hardware. Of course, I'm helping him along in his education, but any improvement to making the installer easier would be helpful.

    Keep up the good work!
  • michael schenck Thursday, March 23, 2006
    I assume the partitioning tool is only to demonstrait appearance and will actually allow modification of more than one volume.
  • Rainer Monday, March 27, 2006
    I had a chance to read the whole article this weekend, and I just have to say, you've summarized everything that is wrong (and outdated) quite nicely. I'm looking forward to what comes out of the OpenSolaris Install group. Caiman sounds like a very good goal.
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