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Installing OpenIndiana

Download the OpenIndiana DVD or USB image from and write it to a disc or USB stick.

Boot your computer with the medium inserted. You may have to change the boot device order in your BIOS configuration.

When you see a menu, press Enter to start OpenIndiana on your computer. As it runs, you will be prompted with a few questions.

You should then be presented with a working desktop. You can use the Device Driver Utility to check if your hardware requires additional drivers.

Click on Install OpenIndiana to permanently install OpenIndiana on your computer.

Upgrading from OpenSolaris

Our package repository is currently experiencing availability problems caused by the content distribution network that caches downloads. We are working on improving availability.

You should be running OpenSolaris build 134 (snv_134), the last development release published by Oracle.

Upgrading from earlier builds is untested. Upgrading from later builds will NOT work.

To upgrade from OpenSolaris 2009.06 (snv_111) to snv_134, you can use the following commands:

This uses the OpenIndiana snapshot of the OpenSolaris snv_134 dev repository. Once complete you can boot into the new snv_134 boot environment (BE) and upgrade to OpenIndiana.

From the command line:

  • pfexec pkg set-publisher --non-sticky
  • pfexec pkg set-publisher -P -g
  • pfexec pkg uninstall entire
  • pfexec pkg image-update

Use the -P parameter to set the preferred repository, otherwise pkg will still look to the repositories, and will report that there are no updates available when running image-update.

Please don't remove (unset) the publisher at this time.

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