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Getting Started With OpenSolaris 2008.11
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Installation Roadmap

You have a number of options for installing the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release.

  1. Choose one of the following options:

    • To run, and optionally to install, the OpenSolaris ISO image as a “guest” in a VirtualBox, go to the instructions for Running OpenSolaris Using VirtualBox.

      Note - For this option, you must first install the VirtualBox application. After VirtualBox is installed, reboot your existing operating system. Then, insert the OpenSolaris Live CD in the CD/ROM drive, open VirtualBox and set the Live CD to run “in the box.”

    • To install an OpenSolaris “guest” on a hypervisor, based on the Xen open source project, go to Installing OpenSolaris on Xen. For further information about the OpenSolaris xVM hypervisor, see OpenSolaris xVM Documentation.

    • If you already have the OpenSolaris 2008.05 release installed on your system, go to Upgrading An Image for instructions about how to upgrade to the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release.

    • To install the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release from the Live CD onto your system, continue to steps 2 and 3.

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

  2. Check the requirements and limitations for running the installer on your x86 system:

    1. Verify that your x86 system meets the System Requirements.

    2. Review the Login and Root Specifications and the Limitations for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Release.

    3. Verify that you have installed all necessary device drivers by using the Using Device Driver Utility Version 1.1.

  3. Choose one of the following alternatives for installing from the Live CD on your system:

For troubleshooting help, see OpenSolaris 2008.11 Release Notes. Or, email questions to [email protected].

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