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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Runtime Issues

3.  Documentation Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements


Oracle Solaris 11 Express Release Notes contains installation and runtime problem details for the Oracle Solaris 11 Express operating system (OS). Also included are end-of-software support statements for this Oracle Solaris release.

Note - This release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists at This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

In this document the term “x86” refers to 64-bit and 32-bit systems manufactured using processors compatible with the AMD64 or Intel Xeon/Pentium product families. For supported systems, see the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.

Who Should Use This Book

These release notes are for users and system administrators who install and use the Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS.

Related Books

You might need to refer to the following documentation when you install the Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS:

For information about current security alerts and critical patch updates for Oracle Solaris, see

For some hardware configurations, you might need supplemental hardware-specific instructions for installing the Oracle Solaris OS. If your system requires hardware-specific actions at certain points, the manufacturer of your hardware has provided supplemental Oracle Solaris installation documentation.

Third-Party Web Site References

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser