August 22nd, 2003, 03:05 AM
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?
August 22nd, 2003, 03:02 PM
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.
September 16th, 2003, 03:06 PM
Many laptops have a unknown videocard (on board) or try to put down acpm (bios)