Setting Up Solaris Express, Developer Edition
By tigerhere on Jun 27, 2007
- First, he ran BeleniX, another distribution of Solaris, from a CD, Live CD, which runs directly off the CD, does not effect nor use the hard drive. This is an easy test that proves my hardware works with Solaris. He was surfing the Internet, with Firefox on BeleniX, within a few minutes.
- Next he put the Solaris Express DVD into the computer, and rebooted.
- From the installation menu, he selected Solaris Express, Developer Edition. This option installs Solaris 10, Firefox, Thunderbird, the Sun Studio Compiler, NetBeans, the Sun Java Application Server, games, Star Office, and more.
- Select option 1 - Solaris Interactive GUI
- Select US-English keyboard
- Select English, the language for the installer to use.
- Select the time zone, set the date and time.
- Enter and confirm the administer password.
- If you agree with the standard license agreement, click to Accept and continue.
- For English speakers, accept English, no other locale is needed.
- For simplicity, use the defaults for Disk Selection and Partitioning. An alternative is to have a swap disk slice, and everything else under the other slice ("/").
- Click Install Now, and everything installs.
On this install, we could immediately surf the internet with Firefox. After configuring the Thunderbird email client, email was working.
\*\*\* All in all, an excellent installation experience!
Riley preparing the computer: