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I am trying to install solaris 10 for the first time on Virtual PC after downloading the 6 cds from SUN
However I have booted off the first one and followed the guide from sun provided here:

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/howtoguides/installationhowto.jsp

And the system seems to get to display the following and stops responding.

SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_Patch 32-bit
Copyright 1983-2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.

Any ideas?
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Question by:mistaj
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by:Tintin
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Which "Virtual PC"? VMware?
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by:yuzh
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Please make sure your hardware on the Solaris Hardware Compatibility List:
http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/

before you start.
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by:mistaj
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Its Microsoft Virtual PC 2004

Will it work on this?


Cheers,
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I have not used Microsoft Virtual PC 2004! some one was having trouble with it.
"Can't handle Solaris 10, at least not the installer", see:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Microsoft_Virtual_PC_2004/1061956712/1
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Take a look here:

http://vpc.visualwin.com/

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by:javeedabdul
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hello mistaj

microsoft vpc 2004 sucks

you wont be able to install . i tried already . waste too much of my time

check out the nukfror site. its cools. i dont know how he got that my knowledge on all the OS . its strange. but what he say about solaris 10 is correct .  i think i had the same problem.

try to run on vmware software
and it works fine

and before that also check the your hardware compatibility   on sun site to see  your system harware is listed.


regards
javed abdul
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by:javeedabdul
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hello whats happening man.

any luck please close this question. waiting for long time to fix your problem

thanks
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by:javeedabdul
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hello

repy man.
close the question. please
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