[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 or OpenIndiana won't boot on my Acer laptop
gregory at youngblood.me
Fri Nov 11 17:48:01 UTC 2011
On Nov 11, 2011, at 10:30 AM, Gary Mills wrote:
> I have an Acer AS3810T-6827 that has no internal DVD drive. I can
> boot and install Ubuntu from a USB-attached DVD drive, but this has
> never worked for any build of Opensolaris or OpenIndiana. I did file
> an Opensolaris bug report (CR 6919054) in 2010 for build 130. It was
> just closed by Oracle, marked `Not Reproducible'. I assume they
> didn't have the correct laptop to test with. I thought I'd try the
> just-released Solaris 11 live DVD to see if they had fixed something.
> This DVD and drive do boot another laptop.
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> I believe that the problem is with USB driver, or perhaps higher up
> the driver chain. This is very difficult to confirm because USB is
> the only way to access this laptop, other than the keyboard and mouse.
> Is there anything more I can do?
Can you install from USB flash drive? That's how I've typically done it when I didn't have CD/DVD drive on a machine.
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