About Solaris 8 Documentation

Solaris 8 Installation Collection

The Solaris 8 Installation Collection contains documents relevant to installing on a desktop or a network. A brief description of each document in this collection follows.

For information on printed installation documents, see "Printed Documents".

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The documents in the installation collection are also available in French, German, Italian, Swedish, and Spanish in the following packages:

Table 4-5 Solaris 8 Installation Collection

Installation Document 


Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration Guide

This book contains guidelines and Device Reference Pages to use when configuring IA devices to run with Solaris Intel Platform Edition.

Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Hardware Compatibility List

This book provides information about IA hardware requirements and supported system platforms and devices for Solaris Intel Platform Edition. The contents are presented in tables, by manufacturer and model, and the document is designed to be scanned quickly. This book also contains information about how to obtain drivers and supplemental driver documentation developed between Solaris Intel Platform Edition product releases.

Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Guide and Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Installation Guide

These books describe how to use Solaris Web Start to install the Solaris operating environment and related software. 

Solaris 8 Advanced Installation Guide

This book describes how to install the Solaris operating environment on both networked and non-networked, SPARC and IA platforms. It describes how to use the Solaris Interactive Installation Program and the Solaris JumpStartTM technology to set up, automate, customize, and automatically install Solaris on any number of systems, primarily in enterprise network environments.

What's New in the Solaris 8 Operating Environment

This book contains high-level feature descriptions of new functionality in the Solaris 8 operating environment.