How to install solaris on clean hdd error ?

Gateway M320xl notebook
October 24, 2010 at 22:01:44
Specs: win xp, 64 bit desktop
I am trying to install solaris on a new desktop with 160 GB hdd but unable to, I get a error msg : no disks found
Clearly I have formatted the hdd with 2 partitions 250 GB each 1 is ntfs & other is fat32
why I cannot install solaris version 10??
Help appreciated???

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#1
October 29, 2010 at 11:14:59
First of all, neither NTFS nor FAT32 is an acceptable file system for Solaris. UFS or ZFS would be the appropriate choices.

Secondly, your question contains contradictory information. First you say you are installing to a 160 GB hard drive, then you say you have made two 250 GB partitions.

Third, what desktop or motherboard model are you installing on? There are some SATA chipsets, for instance, that are not supported by Solaris. This can be worked around by setting the SATA controller to operate in legacy mode in the BIOS. Knowing the motherboard or computer model can help us determine possible incompatibilities.


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#2
December 1, 2010 at 01:50:17
im fersh in sun solaris
i want to install it in my laptop can u help me
how to install solaris 10 in laptop toshiba satellite A505-S6965

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#3
December 1, 2010 at 13:50:50
If you don't know how to even start the installation, you probably have no business installing it, or even having a career in computers. Also, start your own question rather than appending it to another person's.

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#4
December 2, 2010 at 23:50:25
Thanks for the reply, I managed to install on my other laptop with a ide hdd 80 gb & it install smoothly.
The 160 gb hdd - mind you that question about 250 gb split is basically 3 hdd's on desktop server with several Operating systems. Yes its sata & how to format ufs zfs? Sorry for late reply lost my link for the post.

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#5
December 3, 2010 at 11:55:34
You'll have to switch the controller mode in your BIOS to Legacy / IDE emulation. After that, the procedure should be the same as the one you did on your laptop. I'm afraid I don't have any experience with trying to dual-boot Solaris so I'm not certain how it will boot the systems on the other drives afterward; I believe it should detect them and set them up in the GRUB menu.

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#6
December 3, 2010 at 15:27:03
Thanks for replying I will try it & get back, its funny everything has different setup when it should be done in 1 way - hey but than again - we won't be employed hmm...?

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