Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 11:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "There's a problem with Solaris and Sun knows it. The installation experience of Solaris (along with other areas) could be greatly improved. The installer doesn't 'suck' as it's easy and known to Solaris administrators, but for a Linux or Windows user it could prove to be a bit challenging. For those of you that have never tried out Solaris, what we've decided to do is to show you this 'usability gap' with the installation process in Solaris compared to Linux. Is the experience really that bad?"
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RE: From my experience ...
by Robert Escue on Tue 26th Jun 2007 15:09 UTC in reply to "From my experience ..."
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What did you specify during the installation that caused a dependency issue? Did you get updated drivers from HP before you started the install?

I actually had more trouble installing Solaris 9 on a DL360 than Solaris 10, but I also had all of HP's updated drivers.

While a Solaris x86 install is not perfect, there is also a lot to be said about being prepared to install Solaris (or any other OS) for that matter.

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