Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 17:04 UTC, submitted by erast
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The sixth development release of the OpenSolaris-based, desktop-oriented Nexenta OS has been released: "Nexenta OS Alpha 6 is now available. Release Highlights: Nexenta Zones - opens the possibility to create custom zones and pre-install with selected software; integrated BrandZ - allows running Linux userland; SVR4 packaging - to install native Solaris packages (missing drivers, etc.); OpenSolaris build 50, with numerous kernel fixes and features."
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RE: Doing good
by Jake on Thu 19th Oct 2006 00:50 UTC in reply to "Doing good"
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The second complaint I have with Solaris is the lack of SATA support for common chips such as Silicon Image and VIA chips. I do realize that these chips are not common in servers but its the only thing stopping me from running Solaris =(.

The webpage states that Nexenta has some drivers that are not part of Solaris or OpenSolaris, I'm crossing my fingers for some SATA drivers =)

If you can set PATA emulation, just about any SATA chipset is supported. Otherwise, as far as I know, Solaris is still limited to Silicon Image 3132/3124 and Marvell 88SX.

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