Your post has been movved from the DATABASE Installation forum space,
(that you originally chose)
to the SOLARIS Installation forum space.
If your computer is a desktop system and NOT a laptop system, go get another disk drive and just install your Solaris on the new disk. Disks are cheap to buy and having separate OS's on separate disks simplify things so very much. You just make your boot choice at power-up by pressing F1 or DEL or whatever your system uses to enter its BIOS.
Otherwise, go read past forum threads in this Solaris Installation space for how other people have done it.
Your question has been asked many times in the past ten years or so.
... or is this the same laptop that you posted many, many posts about just a few months earlier ?
Could you please provide the URL for the firum you had mentioned or the path for it.
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I wish to install Solaris 11 - 64 bit as dual boot on windows 7 (home edition 32 bit).
However, I do not wish to install it on a virtual box. I have an empty 150 GB NTFS partition and I wish to install solaris on this partition.
Why do you not wish to install on VBox?
Is this just the next chapter in the continuing saga of various attempts to install a *nix on your laptop?Haider Hussain
Problem is that my laptop hangs a lot when I install VBox (I just have 4 GB of RAM on a 32 bit Win7 OS). I allot 1.5 GB RAM to VBox.
Besides, I had successfully installed OEL 5.8 on VBox, earlier. However, I failed to create a shared folder with the parent (Win7) OS.
Hence, I wish to install a Linux based OS directly.