Solaris Interactive is on the first CD. Boot it, select Solaris interactive
On the Solaris 8 CDs the interactive installer is on the first software CD. You don't need the install CD at all.
Please Note: If you abort during the Solaris installation, the MBR of your hard disk may already be overwritten and you may not be able to boot from the hard disk at all.
I couldn't get Web-Start to work at all. Please mail me if you have any experience using it.
However, once Solaris was installed, I had no problems adding web-start-packages
Solaris standard installation doesn't even have a
less command. Some people recommend getting the Redhat Package Manager (RPM) for Solaris, but the standard packaging tool will usually do it. You can find many nice packages at http://www.sunfreeware.com The standard packages can be used with
pkgadd <package>, and the web-start packages with