Solaris 9 Installation Guide

Disk Space Recommendations for Software Groups

The Solaris software groups are collections of Solaris packages. Each software group includes support for different functions and hardware drivers. You select the software group to install, based on the functions that you want to perform on the system.

When you are installing the Solaris software, you can choose to add or remove packages from the Solaris software group that you selected. When you are selecting which packages to add or remove, you need to know about software dependencies and how the Solaris software is packaged.

The following table lists the Solaris software groups and the recommended amount of disk space that you need to install each group.

Note –

Swap space is included in the disk space recommendations.

Table 5–1 Disk Space Recommendations for Software Groups

Software Group 

Recommended Disk Space 

Entire Solaris Software Group Plus OEM Support 

2.9 Gbytes 

Entire Solaris Software Group 

2.7 Gbytes 

Developer Solaris Software Group 

2.4 Gbytes 

End User Solaris Software Group 

2.0 Gbytes 

Core System Support Software Group 

2.0 Gbytes