This chapter describes the Solaris 8 documentation set and provides instructions for viewing AnswerBook2 documentation.
When you purchase the Solaris 8 product, you receive a documentation set that can include:
An installation quick reference card to guide you through the installation: Solaris 8 Start Here
Release notes that contain installation issues: Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) Release Notes or Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Release Notes
Online documents, including:
Online AnswerBook2 collections that contain the full documentation set for the product
A README file that describes the installation of the Solaris documentation collections: Solaris 8 Documentation CD README
Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) Online Release Notes or Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Online Release Notes
Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Guide or Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Installation Guide
Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Hardware Compatibility List
Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration Guide
You might not have printed documents if your software was preinstalled. You might have printed documentation for other products that are packaged with the Solaris operating environment, but they are not described here.
An AnswerBook2 collection is a set of documents that you can view using a browser. Users can share AnswerBook2 collections across a network through a web-browser-based interface. You can use the AnswerBook2 system as you would any library: you can browse, search, bookmark, and print the information.
The AnswerBook2 product allows you to view and print a variety of information, including AnswerBook2 collections and older "AnswerBooks" (previously accessed through the AnswerBookTM script). The Solaris 8 Documentation CD includes the AnswerBook2 server software and documentation packages. You can choose to:
Install the AnswerBook2 server and documentation packages from the Documentation CD using the standard Solaris installation programs.
Read the documentation directly from the Documentation CD by using the ab2cd script located on the Documentation CD.
View all released Solaris documentation at http://docs.sun.com.
For information about how to get started using the AnswerBook2 product, how to install an AnswerBook2 documentation server, or how to read documentation directly from the CD, see the file README_en.html on the Solaris 8 Documentation CD.