Solaris 9 Installation Guide

Allocating Disk Space

Before you install the Solaris 9 software, you can determine if your system has enough disk space by doing some high-level planning. If you plan your disk space needs before you install, you can add more disks to your system, if you need them, before you install the Solaris 9 software. If you are upgrading, review Upgrading With Disk Space Reallocation.

General Disk Space Planning and Recommendations

Planning disk space is different for everyone. Consider the following general points when you are planning disk space:

If you are using Solaris Live Upgrade, see Solaris Live Upgrade Disk Space Requirements.

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