I just wanted to share my experiences installing Solaris 11 on an x86 server that I built. When I first constructed the box with an ASUS motherboard and an Intel Xeon processor, I was able to install CentOS Linux but not Solaris as the kernel refused to load. I was puzzled by this as my laptop would load the LiveDVD without problem. In thinking about the differences between the server that I built vs. my laptop, I decided to change out the CPU. So I removed the Intel Xeon processor and installed an Intel i3 processor (accourding the the ASUS manual this was the only other processor compatible with the motherboard). Once that was done, I was able to install Solaris 11 without difficulty, and now my server is running like a charm.