I've installed Dyson on real hardware.
Illumos kernel does not support neither my wired NIC (Atheros AR8162, PCI 1969:1090),
nor wireless (Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller, PCI 14e4:4727).
I used USB stick - ASUS WL-167G v2 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2571W].
I've failed to connect with both WEP and WPA (connection timeout),
but insecure connection without any authorization was successful.
I've made full desktop installation, but did not boot it yet, because
I'm going to try booting with GRUB2 from Debian, which is installed on the same laptop.
We have Gimp!
a trash GVFS and can play MP3's via gstreamer-ffmpeg and exaile!
Running XFCE 4.10!
LightDM is a desktop manager. It is slightly patched to run on the illumos kernel.
From now Dyson can be installed from LiveCD.
Get the lastest here http://ftp.osdyson.org/iso/
There is an installation guide with screenshots.
LiveCD includes mc (MidnightCommander), truss, mdb, dtrace, wget, lynx, vim, bash-completion, drvtools (to manage illumos kernel modules).
Note that Dyson does not include closed source modules. If you need it you have to download it by yourself from http://dlc.sun.com/osol/on/downloads/20100817/
See the instructions by Jason Upton: http://lists.osdyson.org/pipermail/dyson-devel/2013-April/000041.html
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