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This section provides general information that you need to consider when installing Oracle Solaris 11.
Prior to installing Oracle Solaris 11, review the following memory and disk space requirements.
Note - The table lists the minimum and recommended requirements to perform an initial installation of Oracle Solaris 11. You might need additional memory and disk space on your installed system.
Table 1-2 Installation System Requirements
For information about the supported systems and implementation differences between the platform types, see the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists at http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html.
After a LiveCD installation, the root password is initially set to the same password as the user account that is created during installation, but it is created in an expired state. The first time you assume the root role, you should authenticate using your own password. At this point, you will receive a message that the password for the user root has expired, and you will be requested to provide a new one.
If you are prompted to assume the root role after starting an administrative command from a GNOME menu item, you will be prompted to supply a new root password. If you are using the su command to assume the role, the command sequence will be as follows:
$ su Password: su: Password for user 'root' has expired New Password: Re-enter new Password: su: password successfully changed for root.