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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Did we forget something???
by lord-storm on Wed 27th Jun 2007 05:56 UTC
lord-storm
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2005-07-12

Solaris 10 was primarily designed for installation over a console port. So two ways of installing solaris are needed. I would prefer a good easy way to install solaris from HDD and Jumpstart. Something like Windows XP where you can add switches to start install on another hard drive. Also I think installation via iSCSI would be a nice option or to externaly boot off iSCSI via a small bootloader placed on a floppy or flash disk.

Jumpstart is a unreal tool once you can use it and I think there are areas that need improvement far more than a installer. Yes I do agree that there are improvements that could be made like no need to have to have the window selected to input data (have mouse over window). This installer needs minor work only since it is easy enough for people to understand. Oh thats right we live in a world of you need a mouse to do everything even install a operating system these days..... maybe we should even make people control click...

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