Solaris won't show up on boot menu

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  1. atomcomputer, Feb 20, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012

    atomcomputer macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2012
    Hey all:

    I'm trying to install Solaris 11 on my MBA with bootcamp. I downloaded the bootable ISO and copied the files inside it to a USB drive. When I restart and hold OPTION, the drive doesn't show up.

    The same issue happens when I use a bootable CD in my Mac Pro. Still won't recognize the bootable disc.


    I have reasons I need this to be a separate volume, and a VM is not an option for me.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    How did you create the bootable Solaris CD?
    And what format (file system) does the USB flash memory thumb drive use you copied the contents of the .iso to?

    Are there no instructions on how to create a bootable Solaris install CD or if there are, did you follow them?

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  3. atomcomputer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2012
    The drive is formated as a FAT volume. As for how I copied, I mounted the ISO, selected all the files, and dragged to the drive. As for the CD I just burned that from the ISO using disc utility.
  4. Apple2 macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2010
    Providence, RI
    In that case I don't know what to do. Not sure why the CD isn't showing up on your MP. Is the CD flagged as a bootable volume? Hope you get it working. Solaris is a great OS.

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