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Comparison of Solaris OE DVD and CD Installation
A Single DVD Can Hold Up to 4.7 GBytes of Information
February 25, 2002,
Volume 48, Issue 4

Installing the SolarisTM Operating Environment (Solaris OE) has became easier due to DVD media. A single DVD can hold up to 4.7 GBytes of information, about the same as seven CDs. The entire Solaris OE can now be installed using a single DVD. This eliminates the need to swap CDs in and out of the drive. However, certain installation scenarios are either different or not available from the DVD. Those older methods are accessible using the SolarisTM Software 1 of 2 CDs (the Installation CD has the same user interface as the DVD but is more restricted in functionality than the DVD). A table comparing the two installation media for the Solaris 8 2/02 OE is available at:

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/solarisdvd "

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