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I'm very new to Solaris and trying to install the above. The plan is as follows. 'Once you're in the GUI, all you have to do is pop in the "Software Companion" CD (contained in the "Bonus Software" pack of the media kit) and select the Default Install option. This will install things like ftp servers, Samba , as well as editors, GUI utilities and a host of other things. It'll present a list of what's going to be installe.'

Problem is I'm NOT seeing the  Default Install option. Where and how to please.

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kawin earned 75 total points
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Go to Sun Console then login to your CDE. Insert that CD to cdrom drivers. It's usually pop up the new windows to your desktop. Select the binary that coresponding the installation like "installer".

If it's won't work it's might because someone disable auto pop-up that windows. You just go to /cdrom/cdrom0. You will see "installer" then run it IN YOUR X-WINDOWS SESSTION.

Then follow install instruction that show on screen just "Next", "select packages", couple "Next" then "Finish".

But, if you really need to use free ware on that CD you can find it in "http://www.sunfreeware.com". Just select the lastest for your Solaris Version and Platform (x86, Sparc). The install instruction is on the web pages.

Cheers,
Kawin.
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Hi,

I have subsequently found the software companion disc [downloaded] is corrupt [which isn't fun]. That said your answer was spot on so u get the points. Thanks.
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