[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 or OpenIndiana won't boot on my Acer laptop
crucat at aol.com
Fri Nov 11 20:05:02 UTC 2011
On 11/11/11 10:36, Gary Mills wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:48:01AM -0700, Gregory Youngblood wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, but with the same result: it hangs early in the boot process.
I have a suggestion, if possible, remove the harddrive from
laptop, find a connector if needed to connect the laptop's harddrive to
a desktop system that has a dvd, install solaris 11,
then reinstall the harddrive back into the laptop.
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