Installtion of solaris10

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Hello,
i want to install the solaris10 (64bit) in my 32 bit system through vm ware workstation when i tried it it shows that this is not supported to this system
how can i install that any one can help me

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Coucou to install solaris please check this:

http://www.blastwave.org/docs/s10u3_howto.html

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HI :)

There are a lot of other versions of linux, we call them distros ;) Sometimes a particular unique hardware set might be easy for 1 distro but not another so it's worth trying another popular one out. I would recommend Ubuntu. This approach often gives linux experts a clue how to get the distro you wanted to work with perhaps a very simple tweak ;) Also try the 32bit desktop edition because that gives almost everything you'd normally need a 64bit version for in Windows.

Ok so to try a demo version of a distro just put their cd in the cd/dvd drive, reboot & read menu choices you are given. That should usually get you to a working desktop which we call a "LiveCd session", if it works as it usually does.

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For details on running a "LiveCd session" of Ubuntu as an example

When you download Ubuntu from
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
then make a cd of it by double-clicking on the iso file, this guide might help
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
i tend to find the cheapest "write once" cds that you can only get in blocks of 10 or more are better for this than more expensive cds and dvds tend to be really rubbish for this. Anyway once you have the cd then boot up from it to the menu with "Try Ubuntu without changes to this machine", if you don't get that menu then this guide might help
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
Choosing the "Try Ubuntu ... " option should get you to a working desktop which we call a "LiveCd session", if it works ;) Most versions of linux have this feature although they don't all have such a fancy menu. Ubuntu's LiveCd has firefox on the top taskbar and should have worked out your internet connection so having got a LiveCd session working you should be able to surf around and check that Ubuntu is going to work easily on the machine. Once you've done that then a dual-boot is better than wiping off an existing working OS, even if that is Windows ;)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

It's much the same for other distros so it might be worth hunting around in
https://distrowatch.com/

Apart from Ubuntu my favourite ones are Wolvix (i really like the older Hunter 1.1.0)
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=wolvix
or sliTaz, mostly french, a tiny distro of only 30Mb
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=slitaz
or Kongoni, mostly african
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=kongoni
and sometimes enjoy the challenges of the friendly bunch at TinyCore
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=tinycore
I think TinyCore is even tinier than sliTaz but needs a bit more building up which can be fun :) It's very fast.

Also you can navigate to the user forums of individual distro through the links at
https://distrowatch.com/
Their page for OpenSolaris
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=opensolaris
takes you to the OpenSolaris user forums at
http://forums.opensolaris.com/index.jspa

However there are also quite a few forums that cover many versions of linux. My current favourite of those is
http://www.linuxquestions.org

Oh and because all the different distros work in very similar ways it's no huge trouble switching between many different ones, anyway hopefully this guide might help you migrate from Windows to linux
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)