> eldiener wrote:
> > Running a virtual machine under Windows installs it in the Windows partition ( I
> > assume ). Installing Solaris installs it in its own partition I assume.
> Therefore I
> > am more distrustful of the software messing up in the former case than in the
> > case.
> You are so wrong in your assumptions. Nothing messes up anything except operator
> error (been there loads of times myself). Do yourself a favour and read the
> Virtualbox manual and see what you are missing - SAFE experimenting on a massive
I have no doubt that using a VM technology might work. I will read the doc on VirtualBox but currently I do not see how it would allow me to test the installation of Solaris 11.1 safely. After all installing Solaris 11.1 is done from a boot CD and whatever VM is installed would not be in effect when I boot my computer.