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|Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library|
This chapter provides you with information about decisions you need to make before you install or upgrade the Oracle Solaris OS. This chapter contains the following sections:
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, only a DVD is provided. Oracle Solaris Software CDs are no longer provided.
Note - This book uses the term slice, but some Oracle Solaris documentation and programs might refer to a slice as a partition.
x86: To avoid confusion, this book distinguishes between x86 fdisk partitions and the divisions within the Oracle Solaris fdisk partition. The x86 fdisk divisions are called partitions. The divisions within the Oracle Solaris fdisk partition are called slices.