4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2011 2:17 PM by SteveS

    Can't install solaris 11!!!

    EdwardKing
      I download solaris 11 from oracle for several days,sol-11-exp-201011-repo-full-iso-a.zip and sol-11-exp-201011-repo-full-iso-b.zip,then I use winzip to unzip these two files into sol-11-exp-201011-repo-full-iso-a and sol-11-exp-201011-repo-full-iso-b,then I merge these two files into one,I do it as windows OS.
      c:\>copy sol-11-exp-201011-repo-full-iso-a/b+sol-11-exp-201011-repo-full-iso-b/b sol.iso

      I look sol.iso files,its directory is follows:
      repo 4,594,696KB
      COPYRIGHT 8K
      NOTICES 1,837
      README 8k

      Then I put sol.iso into DVD disk,then I install it with VMWare Workstation,following is showing information:

      Network boot from Intel E1000
      CLIENT MAC ADDR: 11 05 32 AD 20 07 GUID: 23423333-21A2-893D-332D-A253CB353212D
      PXE-M0F:Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
      Operating System not found

      I am frustrated with it!!! I cost may days to download Solaris 11,but I can't install it! Where is wrong? Please help me!

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Can't install solaris 11!!!
          Bleonard-Oracle
          Edward, you downloaded the entire Solaris 11 software repository. You only need the "Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 LiveCD for x86", which is only 687 MB. Here's the download page again http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html.

          You should also be able to point VMWare Workstation directly at the ISO, bypassing the need to actually burn the CD.

          Save the DVD though - it's nice to have a local copy of the software repository :-).

          Regards,
          Brian
          • 2. Re: Can't install solaris 11!!!
            EdwardKing
            I want to install Oracle Solaris 11 Express,and then I want to install oracle 11g,because I want to learn oracle 11g under Solaris.
            Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 LiveCD for x86 say ''The LiveCD provides administrators with an opportunity to explore the Oracle Solaris 11 Express environment without installing it on a system", I don't know clearly the meaning "without installing it on a system". I want to know if Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 LiveCD for x86 can suport oracle 11g?

            Thanks
            • 3. Re: Can't install solaris 11!!!
              810681
              Network boot from Intel E1000
              CLIENT MAC ADDR: 11 05 32 AD 20 07 GUID: 23423333-21A2-893D-332D-A253CB353212D
              PXE-M0F:Exiting Intel PXE ROM.


              This is an attempt at a PXE network boot.

              Simply configure VMware or whatever you are using to boot from CD/DVD or an OS image (you don't even need to burn a CD/DVD!) in the options.
              • 4. Re: Can't install solaris 11!!!
                SteveS
                Hi Edward,

                The LiveCD allows you to both experience Solaris 11 Express without installing it on a system AND install it on an x86/x64 based system. When you boot the ISO/CD you'll get several GRUB options to either boot into the Gnome GUI or go to the console/command line. You can install Solaris 11 on to your system from either, but if you're new to Solaris and prefer GUI's use the default GRUB option. Boot in to the GUI and on your desktop is an "Install Solaris" icon. Follow the installation wizard and you'll have installed Solaris 11 Express.

                Regarding the question about whether 11g will install and run on Solaris 11 Express, the answer is yes.

                The 11.2g Solaris Documentation can be found here - http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/portal.portal_db?selected=11&frame=#solaris_installation_guides
                Solaris 11 Express Documentation can be found here - http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/index.html

                Regards,
                Steve