Solaris 11 Early Access (Solaris 11 Express Express???)

Well, I got it installed:

 

# svccfg -s svc:/application/pkg/server setprop pkg/inst_root=/export/sol11ea/repo
(was /var/pkg/repo)

# svcadm refresh svc:/application/pkg/server:default
# svcadm enable svc:/application/pkg/server:default

# beadm create sol-11-ea
# beadm mount sol-11-ea /mnt
# pkg -R /mnt publisher
PUBLISHER                             TYPE     STATUS   URI
solaris                  (preferred)  origin   online   http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/
# pkg -R /mnt set-publisher -O http://marvin solaris
# pkg -R /mnt publisher
PUBLISHER                             TYPE     STATUS   URI
solaris                  (preferred)  origin   online   http://marvin/

# pkg -R /mnt image-update
Packages to remove:    53
Packages to update:    18
Create boot environment:    No
Services to restart:     1
DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                                71/71   1210/1210      1.5/1.5

PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                            11976/11976
Install Phase                                104/104
Update Phase                               4281/4281

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                     89/89
Package Cache Update Phase                     71/71
Image State Update Phase                         2/2

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Reading Existing Index                           8/8
Indexing Packages                              71/71

—————————————————————————
NOTE: Please review release notes posted at:

http://docs.sun.com/doc/821-1479
—————————————————————————

# beadm umount sol-11-ea
# beadm list
BE                Active Mountpoint Space   Policy Created
—                —— ———- —–   —— ——-
oi_147            –      –          3.24G   static 2010-09-19 15:12
snv_151a          NR     /          21.10G  static 2010-11-19 13:11
sol-11-ea         –      –          108.50M static 2011-09-13 15:54
sol-11-exp-201011 –      –          13.51M  static 2010-11-19 12:01
# beadm activate sol-11-ea
# beadm list
BE                Active Mountpoint Space  Policy Created
—                —— ———- —–  —— ——-
oi_147            –      –          3.24G  static 2010-09-19 15:12
snv_151a          N      /          12.58M static 2010-11-19 13:11
sol-11-ea         R      –          21.19G static 2011-09-13 15:54
sol-11-exp-201011 –      –          13.51M static 2010-11-19 12:01
# init 6

 

On my AMD Phenom-II box it doesn’t even load the kernel, and circular boots.

On a VM within VMware workstation (on top of Nehalem CPU), it does upgrade properly, but complains about .ICEAuthority files and the Desktop doesn’t start properly.

 

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5 Responses to Solaris 11 Early Access (Solaris 11 Express Express???)

  1. Chris Wells says:

    Oh, and the kernel seems to disagree with /etc/release:

    root@solexp:~# cat /etc/release
    Oracle Solaris 11 snv_173 X86
    Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Assembled 26 August 2011
    root@solexp:~# uname -a
    SunOS solexp 5.11 snv_151a i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris

  2. Chris Wells says:

    ICE Error:

    Could not update ICEauthority file /home/admin/.ICEauthority

    And pressing Close gives:

    Nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/admin/Desktop, /home/admin/.nautilus

    Before running Nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them.

  3. Hello,

    I experinced exactly the same as you, I asked Oracle and was told that an image-update of Express to EA is not supported. It is a real shame.

    Regards

    Steve

  4. alanpae says:

    I can’t even get it to install. Three Primary partitions: Windows, Solaris, Fedora. Seems to find the disk ok and marks the right partition to upgrade. Do timezone, user name, etc… and then it just sits at 0% installed. No disk activity. nobody home

  5. anon says:

    Installed fresh – had to remove my Sun Cassini card (ce0) from the box and replace it with an old 3com 3c905 I had lying around.

    It appears they’ve removed the SUNWce* packages from the distribution. A real shame as it made my half Lenovo, half sun workstation run pretty well with gigabit, without spending any cash.

    Sun LCD monitor, keyboard, and network card – no sans Sun NIC.

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