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: SATA support
by AndrewZ on Thu 19th Oct 2006 13:27 UTC
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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.
I was not able to get a CompUSA/Silicon Image controller working despite tech support from Sun. My impression was that while a few controllers might work, this needs more testing and support from Sun.

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