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Installing OpenIndiana
  • Download the OpenIndiana DVD or USB image from http://dlc.openindiana.org/ 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 eventually be presented with a 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.

From the command line:

pfexec pkg set-publisher --non-sticky opensolaris.org
pfexec pkg set-publisher -P -g http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev openindiana.org
pfexec pkg uninstall entire
pfexec pkg image-update

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:

pfexec pkg set-publisher -O http://pkg.openindiana.org/legacy opensolaris.org
pfexec pkg image-update

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.

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

Please don't remove (unset) the opensolaris.org publisher at this time. Not all of the software has updates in openindiana.org.

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