--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 2006-09-04 15:52, backyard > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > I would recommend the second drive option. > > Me too. Not for the same reasons though. > > > I have attempted installing Solaris 10 on multiple > computers and all > > if ever seems to do is corrupt the drive on me. > Once I got it to boot > > up and go into their version of X windows. After > installing the Bonus > > pack with KDE and such never turned on again. Very > frustrating. > > > > good luck, I've given up until I have a Sun Box to > play with. > > I have installed Solaris 10 on *dozens* of systems > at work. Very few of > them were real Sun hardware and there has been > exactly *one* case where > something went wrong. It turns out this case was > *my* fault. > > The only case when Solaris can be a pain to install > is when you try it > out on a system with hardware that is not supported > by the drivers > shipped with Solaris. Even in those cases, some > times just adding one > of the supported NICs, or a VGA, or booting from ATA > disks and using > SATA disks only for extra storage, can really work > wonders... > > Solaris 10 is a wonderful system, it works > flawlessly for various tasks > that I use it at work (I prefer FreeBSD for my home > systems), and the > people who answer questions on comp.unix.solaris are > knowledgeable, > (usually) kind, and cool. > > So, please, don't be so hasty in accusing "Solaris" > for problems you > have had until now ;-) > > don't get me wrong I don't doubt it is a great system to use, which is why I kept on trying to get it installed on many different machines; from laptops to desktops, to servers, and my commodore... and I will admit I installed without really looking at the hardware compatability list... That being said ususally the boot loader will not load Solaris for me. The funny thing is when I had it on a machine with windows it would boot windows, just not Solaris. That or it would appear as thought the kernel became corrupt and would just lock out at the loader prompt. The one time I got it running it seemed very complete and working well, just wish I didn't try to "Bonus Pack" At any rate I have no luck with the system for whatever reason, and I've never installed it on anything but fairly generically configured systems with mundane basic hardware I would have to assume would work on a production OS. It just doesn't like me, so I stick with FreeBSD, and want to look into some of the other BSD variants. Even Linux is getting tiresome to me... nothing more frustrating then having a good TAPE and not being able to upgrade anything in my Gentoo system since April of 2006 for whatever reason. And really don't understand why a full system rebuild has a few packages blocking a complete rebuild. I mean I obviously got them installed one by one before. That just doesn't make sense unless my use flags are overly tweaked... Anyway I ment good luck without sarcasm at all. I just suggested a second drive because I PERSONALLY have never had any luck with Solaris, and felt it should be noted to someone who might otherwise not be as familiar with its setup and configuration as a person such as yourself with great luck using the system. I hope everything does go well because I know its a great system. Besides if I "NEED" a Tadpole dual Sparc laptop to run Solaris, then thats a "sacrifice" I will just have to make... 8^) -brian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"