Updating the kernel
Table of Contents Introduction About Oracle Solaris Zones and Kernel Zones Benefits of Each Installation Method Prerequisites Creating Your First Kernel Zone Using the Direct Installation Method Updating a Kernel Zone to a Later Oracle Solaris Release Installing a Kernel Zone from an ISO Image Converting a Native Zone to a Kernel Zone Conclusion See Also About the Author Oracle Solaris 11 is a complete, integrated, and open platform engineered for large-scale enterprise environments.
However, it has the disadvantage that it only works on distributions (i.e., versions) of Linux that use the rpm package system, such as those based on Red Hat.
Note that 10g R2 won't fit on a single CD since it has over 780MB.
Oracle says that the system must have at least 512MB of RAM and 1GB of swap space or twice the size of RAM.
It can be useful to know the version number of the kernel (i.e., the core of the operating system) on a particular Linux system.
Not only is it instructive in itself, but it can also be helpful in diagnosing and upgrading systems because each release of the kernel contains some differences, sometimes minor and sometimes substantial.