Solaris 10 news:
I have downloaded, merged, and installed the DVD version of Solaris 10 successfully on my M6810. I hit a few snags along the way, and thought I should share them:
(1) Merging the files was a pain in the butt. For those interested in burning a DVD for Solaris, the following command should work:
in a DOS Shell: copy /B sol-10-GA-x86-dvd-iso-a + sol-10-GA-x86-dvd-iso-b + sol-10-GA-x86-dvd-iso-c + sol-10-GA-x86-dvd-iso-d + sol-10-GA-x86-dvd-iso-e sol-10-GA-x86-dvd.iso
Then, use any ISO compatible DVD burning software.
(2) A few hiccups on booting the DVD (something about RPC...couldn't tell what it was, it scrolled by quickly). This may or may not be a one time thing.
(3) Installation was akin to Windows installation. Not too many questions, but make sure you take the custom path to fine tune the installation.
(4) Solaris doesn't give much information about which partition it will install to until it is ready to write to the drive, near the end of installation. One nice thing is Solaris automatically creates a partition map for itself. It does not change the actually partition table, but saves you the trouble of creating the partition.
(5) Upon rebooting the first time, the same RPC (??) errors came up, and Solaris refused to boot into graphical mode. However, on the second reboot, the system came up fine. This may have something to do with the horizontal + vertical refresh, plus the resolution I selected.
Still, after all that, Solaris boot fine with 0 errors, and runs quite well. Right now, I have it in 1024x768 mode. Any one else have success?
Oh, and Solaris autodetected and installed the 64 bit kernels, so there is no wireless connectivity.