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Getting Started With OpenSolaris 2008.11
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Insert the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Live CD in your laptop and reboot. This procedure assumes, as is usually the case, that the CD drive is booted before the hard drive in the BIOS boot order.


Note - If you do not have the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Live CD, you can download the ISO image for the Live CD. See OpenSolaris.com.


The Live CD boots to a minimal OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS. You can explore the OpenSolaris OS on the CD without affecting the existing operating system on your laptop.

For information about the Live CD desktop, see Live CD and Installer.

Installation Options

With the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Live CD, you have the following installation choices:

  • You can install the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release as the only operating system on your laptop.

  • You can install the OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS inside a virtual machine.

  • You can install the OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS in a separate partition from your existing OS.

For instructions, see Installation Roadmap.


Note - This release also includes new, advanced installation options. For information, see New Installation Features in OpenSolaris 2008.11.


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