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My Solaris 11 Installation also does not work. I get an APIC Error, because 1=4 or something like that.
I just would have to start the Installation with APIC an ACPI disabled, but the old commands don't work anymore.
What do I have to put in the command line at boot??? noacpi is not recognizes and the stuff for Solaris 10 also not.
I am getting this on a Dell SC440.
I thought it might be my lowly E2160 CPU, but I've just put in an Intel Q6600 (Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz) and it still happens.
The server previously had Red Hat Linux 6 on it (actually I reinstalled it today to test it), but I booted from a DOS USB stick and used fdisk to remove all partitions, so that the 3x 80 GB SATA disks I have in there are all blank.
When I boot it goes through the initial screen with dots printing across and then displays a text line "Solaris Release 5.11 Version snv_151a 64-bit" then a copyright line and then it hangs.
I've tried both the live and text install media, with the same result.
I have used the same Solaris media to install onto another machine (an AMD powered Dell C521), and it is fine.
And I somehow got it to install - I tunrned off the extra drives in the server (in the BIOS) and also turned on VT.
It booted and looked like it had hung, but I pressed the off button on the front and it said it was powering off, but didn't, and completed the install.
However, the OS is rather clunky: it doesn't recognize the (onboard) graphics card properly (Solaris 10 did), and it doesn't power off on shutdown, nor will it reboot.
I'm starting to think that Solaris 11 may not be a general-purpose OS release...