> I'm just upgrading an old Dell machine from build 17 to build 20
> of Solaris Nevada. It's going very slowly. The same thing happened
> before when I upgraded it to build 17. It seemed to remove all of
> the packages and then reinstall them. The whole upgrade took about
> 24 hours. Is this normal behavior, or am I doing something wrong?
This morning I did a full "upgrade" from -b19 to -b20 on an older
IBM A21p notebook (P3 850 MHz, 512 MB RAM, DVD-ROM, 4200 RPM
30 GB notebook drive). It took about 3 hours with lots of time
spent removing packages during the first CD install. After that,
it rebooted, asked which xserver to use (I selected Xorg), and
then it went into the GUI even though I had started with a text
install. It installed the 2nd CD but I couldn't continue until
I exited the GUI and logged in on the console. Then I could answer
the prompts to continue, etc. It finished installing the other two
CDs and rebooted OK shortly after I left for work. It was running
at the login screen when I got home.
PS - did an upgrade as I didn't wish to reinstall compilers and
reconfigure xorg (I have to use a custom edited file with -b19
and lower), etc. I don't have too much space on the drive and
I couldn't live upgrade from Solaris 10 GA previously so I haven't
tried that yet from one version of Nevada to another ...