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Table 3-1 Memory, Swap, and Processor Recommendations
You can choose to install the software with a GUI or with or without a windowing environment. If there is sufficient memory, the GUI is displayed by default. Other environments are displayed by default if memory is insufficient for the GUI. You can override defaults with the nowin or text boot options, but, you are limited by the amount of memory in your system or if you install remotely. Also, if the Oracle Solaris installation program does not detect a video adapter, it automatically displays in a console-based environment.
For both the text-based and GUI-based installation methods, the minimal memory requirement is 1.5 GB or greater. The types of installation are as follows:
Text-based – Contains no graphics, but provides a window and the ability to open other windows.
If you install by using the text boot option and the system has enough memory, you are installing in a windowing environment. If you are installing remotely through a tip line or using the nowin boot option, you are limited to the console-based installation.
GUI-based – Provides windows, pull-down menus, buttons, scrollbars, and iconic images.