I recently bought a Via PC2500E motherboard in order to build a low-power replacement for my current backup / rsnapshot system, a 2.5-year-old Dell SC420.
Got all the parts in, assembled the system tonight, and went to boot Solaris Express Community Edition; the latest release being Nevada B83a. I got the ISO image downloaded, burned a DVD, and booted the system.
For some reason, it boots straight into a grub prompt, and not into the installer or even a boot menu.
Oh well; now I have to spend another three hours downloading the latest Solaris Express Developer Edition, which is Nevada B79b. Hopefully it will work properly on the Via board.
I really don’t want to have to run FreeBSD 7; it’s ZFS support is still a little unreliable.