Posted by fabriziogiudici
on December 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM PST
I've been trying to install OpenSolaris since 2006, with no luck. At that time, probably, there were some blocking bugs of the installer when working in a MacBook Pro; furthermore network drivers were only available for 64 bits (and I only got a first generation MacBook Pro). About one year ago I bought a 64-bit MacBook Pro and probably the bugs had been fixed by that time, but I filled my 500GiB disk (I like to keep all my digital photos with me and I don't trust external drives) and had to give up with the extra partition for Solaris. Also, the Solaris installer worried me a bit as I always fear to erroneously scratch all the partitions (partly because I'm really not accustomed with the way Solaris designates disks).
This morning I got, at last, a 640GiB drive :-) Yes, there are also 750GiB and 1TiB available, but they don't fit in the standard thickness and can't be mounted on a MacBook Pro. Also feeling safer as I can work with a brand new disk I have been able to install OpenSolaris for the first time, in a partition co-existing with all my other operating systems. Yahoo! (not that one). Now I'm installing NetBeans and Mercurial, as I'm eager to try for the first time blueMarine and forceTen on OpenSolaris.
PS Of course, I'm blogging from the OpenSolaris installation.