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Message 1158213 - Posted: 2 Oct 2011, 12:27:56 UTC

Wanted to try install Solaris 10 and than run Seti@home on it.

So I tried to direct download the iso file (3GB) from Solaris website but
after downloaded about 680MB, an error message appear and it can't finish the download.
Click the link again, but the download process re-start from 0 Byte so I just cancel the download.

Anyone can teach how can I download the iso file? (about 3GB)
Seem like Solaris website does not provide torrent download.

Note: I was using Fedora 15 to download the file.



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Message 1158803 - Posted: 4 Oct 2011, 13:13:46 UTC - in response to Message 1158213.

finally found the answer
use a download manager
Gwget, MultiGet or SKDownloader

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Message 1161142 - Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 3:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 1158803.
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So far i have tried install Solaris into 5 PCs (2 laptops + 3 desktop)
only succeed install on one desktop with Solaris

Unsuccess list:
2 Laptops - graphics card not supported
1 desktop - LAN card not supported
1 desktop - 64bits CPU not supported.

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Message 1161145 - Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 4:02:52 UTC

Why don't you try Solaris Express? It is a preview of Solaris 11 and it is free (at least for now).
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Message 1161229 - Posted: 11 Oct 2011, 13:52:28 UTC - in response to Message 1161145.

Why don't you try Solaris Express? It is a preview of Solaris 11 and it is free (at least for now).
Tullio

Thanks.....
i will try Solaris Express later.

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Message 1162800 - Posted: 16 Oct 2011, 1:47:04 UTC - in response to Message 1161229.
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Installed the Solaris 11 Express on a laptop last week.
and manage to install Boinc+setiathome also.

but than found that there is no way to turn-off the LCD display while it is crunching wu.

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Message 1170217 - Posted: 11 Nov 2011, 20:49:57 UTC
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hmmm..oracle.com just released Solaris 11 for free download.
So I downloaded the live DVD (with desktop GUI), going to replace all my Solaris 10 with Solaris 11.

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Message 1170511 - Posted: 12 Nov 2011, 15:24:41 UTC - in response to Message 1170217.
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hmmm..oracle.com just released Solaris 11 for free download.
So I downloaded the live DVD (with desktop GUI), going to replace all my Solaris 10 with Solaris 11.

I tried to upgrade from Solaris Express to Solaris 11 but it says it cannot be done because Solaris Express is a live OS. OK, it was a live OS but I installed it on my hard disk as a Virtual Machine. So I installed VirtualBox on Solaris Express and tried to install Solaris 11 on it as a second tier Virtual Machine but it says the RAM is not sufficient. I gave to Solaris Express 1 GB of my 8 GB (my 32-bit Linux is pae). As a solution, i tried to attach Solaris Express to Test4Theory@home, which uses only 256 MB RAM on its BOINC_VM Virtual Machine, but T4T says it does not accept my 386-pc-solaris CPU. It is really an Opteron 1210 with 2 cores, but the BOINC client by Dotsch sees it only as a pentium_pro+mmx. So I gave up but it was fun.
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Message 1174455 - Posted: 29 Nov 2011, 2:03:12 UTC
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Solaris11 refused to install on my Opteron 1210 saying that it does not support "long mode". So I installed Solaris10, but I did not like it and installed instead on my VirtualBox an Oracle VirtualMachine including Solaris11, which is a 64-bit OS. Not only does it run but it recognizes my CPU as i86 AMD64. I launched the BOINC client and the SETI@home app by Dotsch and I am curious to see its speed compared to the pentium_pro+mmx which would run before.
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Message 1174708 - Posted: 30 Nov 2011, 18:20:34 UTC

Two of my Computers are Intel I5 actually, but the Boinc report it as Amd64.
No problem at all to install Solaris 11 (with gnome GUI) onto the I5 machine.

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