Thread: Solaris on AMD?

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    Solaris on AMD?


    I just bought Solaris Operating System 9 from Suns page.
    I downloaded it and burned the three discs as I was instructed to do.

    But when I try to boot from the disc on my AMD laptop, something goes wrong. I get some kind of error message.
    I tried to boot on my Intel P4, and that worked fine.

    So my question is if Solaris Unix 9 can't handle AMD CPUs?
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    Solaris 8 x86 seems to be able to support AMD CPU's, although the overwhelming majority of systems submitted for certification are Intel-based.

    Solris 8 supported components

    The above is a list of supoprted components for Solaris 8 x86, and I would assume that that would be valid as well for Solaris 9. I couldn't find the same list for Solaris 9, but I'm assuming it's there, I just didn't spend enough time looking for it.

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