6 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2012 2:11 AM by Pascal Kreyer -Oracle RSS

    Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software

    gbyte2001
      Hello,

      I'm looking for Solaris 10 x86 64 bit OS. I downloaded one from OTN and appearently it is 32 bit. Can anybody let me know where to download 64 bit version?

      Thanks a lot.
        • 1. Re: Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software
          805789
          gbyte2001 wrote:
          I'm looking for Solaris 10 x86 64 bit OS. I downloaded one from OTN and appearently it is 32 bit. Can anybody let me know where to download 64 bit version?
          From
          [URL: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris/downloads/index.html]

          Oracle Solaris 10 (x86) (2,009,606,091 bytes) (md5sum: cb55f4b7af194f6378aa5f304f3ea8fc)

          Starting with the Solaris 10 3/05 release, packaging has been simplified with the delivery of most 32-bit components and 64-bit components in a single package. The combined packages retain the names of the original 32-bit packages, and the 64-bit packages are no longer delivered.

          The removal of the 64-bit packages simplifies installation and increases performance:

          Reduces the number of packages, which simplifies Custom JumpStart scripts that contain lists of packages

          Simplifies the packaging system with only one package that groups software functions

          Reduces installation time because fewer packages are installed

          The 64-bit packages are renamed with the following conventions:

          If a 64-bit package has a 32-bit counterpart, the 64-bit package is named with the 32-bit package name. For example, a 64-bit library such as /usr/lib/sparcv9/libc.so.1 previously would have been delivered in SUNWcslx, but now is delivered in SUNWcsl. The 64-bit SUNWcslx package is no longer delivered.

          If a package does not have a 32-bit counterpart, the “x” suffix is removed from the name. For example, SUNW1394x becomes SUNW1394.

          This change means that you might need to modify your custom JumpStart script or other package installation scripts to remove references to the 64-bit packages.

          Please let me know if this helps.

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          Edited by: Sergio Quiroz on Jun 22, 2011 9:34 AM
          • 2. Re: Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software
            gbyte2001
            Thanks Sergio.

            I'm trying ti install on Virtualbox machine. When I created machine I selected the Solaris10_10/9 and later (64 bit). But when I start the installer it mentions 32 bit. Is this OK or it will only install 32 version.?

            Please note that mu guest is win XP 32 bit and I have enabled vt-x.
            • 3. Re: Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software
              rukbat
              The installation process is a 32-bit function.
              It take fewer resources and thus goes faster.
              That installation will install a 64bit OS if the process detects a hardware configuration that can run such.

              Since you're doing this to a VM, just go ahead and do it.
              After the installation is complete, use the isainfo+ command to find out what you end up with.
              • 4. Re: Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software
                gbyte2001
                Thanks rukbat. Yes it showed 64bit OS after installation.
                • 5. Re: Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software
                  939387
                  Even I did the same thing. I have installed the same package on 64 bit hardware and after runing this command isainfo its output is amd64 i386 . So does this mean OS is 64 bit or Hardware is 6 Bit.

                  Thanks.
                  • 6. Re: Solaris 10 x86 64 bit Software
                    Pascal Kreyer -Oracle
                    This mean that the hardware is 64-bit. To check if your current kernel runs in 64-bit, you must run the same command but with "-kv" option.