Can I install Solaris 9 for Intel without a Window system
Posted on 2004-11-18
Hi I'm a Solaris newbie
I'm attempting to install Solaris 9 for Intel from free download burned on CD in a VMware virtual drive. I'll seemed OK during through Software 1, Software 2, and then skipped JSE (as it was not on the free disks).
But I cannot get kdmconfig to recognise my Keyboard/Mouse combination and then start a Window System. The console prompt appears, but jumps straight to a wait for Desktop Login window banner and then hangs starting the standard VGA graphics driver. These are the options:
Video Device: XF86-VESA VESA-compatible video card
Monitor Type: MultiFrequency 56kHz (up to 1280x1024 interlaced)
Keyboard Type: Unknown (*** Generic UK-English/Generic US-English don't work ****)
Pointing Device: Generic USB Mouse (3 Button)
Is it possible loose the windowing system completely for now so I can get a console login and work on installing new drivers (if required) from there?
Any help much appreciated.