This is a step by step guide to installing solaris rev. 77 (this guide assumes smp, and 64bit proccessor)It’s quite long so…Read More
In my earlier builds (v66) of opensolaris xen domUs i’d already been through the playing around with the networking bug. So realistically you would document all of the steps that you took with the physical nic and virtual nic’s etc.. whoops
I decided that i’d do a fresh install with (v77) of opensolaris, which after discovering in the bug report has a kernel problem with mounting HSFS. This means that it can’t use an install cd properly (genius), the bug report suggests doing a NFS install which is fantastic(regarding the networking bug requires a reboot and the boot_archive updating).
bash-3.2# uname -a SunOS host-a 5.11 snv_77 i86pc i386 i86xpv
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As my continual ‘tinkering’ I prefer to think of it as fannying around I decided that my half-baked/uncompleted solaris domU’s may as well be built from the latest version of open solaris, generally released quite regularly. Latest is 77, which as i managed to find after an hour of fiddling has a bug — YOU CANT INSTALL IT.
So luckily i’ve found version 75 which im downloading ever so slowly from a russian site, hopefully by tomorrow I can start to re-do my domURead More
Setting up Java, please wait... *HANG*
Not really investigated this issue fully, however thanks to baggy there is an easy solution. In the boot options select:
6. Single user mode
This will drop you straight to a shell where we can start the install process manually. The normal (console) install follows these steps:
1. mount cd-rom
2. dhcp network interfaces
3. do some java initialization
4. start the solaris install procedure
It is step 3 where the installation process hangs for some reason, so we simply manually do these steps. From the shell:
mount -F hsfs /dev/dsk/c0d6p0 /cdrom
Should you wish to play with the java initialisation then:
For pretty much everything that needs doing i’d recommend using this link: here
One of the primary reasons for the creation of the xen box would be the inclusion of solaris domU’s, these generally would be for testing and general usage etc..
Google Open solaris and again you’re faced with a plethora of scraps and tid-bits of information with regards to creating and more importantly troubleshooting a solaris domU. This was originally the most upto date and comprehensive guide with troubleshooting that I found –> here. However this would start to load and then present me with a kernel panic in the domU, this was a quick fix though as it was down to the kernel and ramdisk being 32bit.
‘A quick change in the extraction of the kernel and ramdisk, just make sure that you pop into the 64bit directory where the 32bit kernel is and grab that one if you’re on a 64bit box. ‘
On grabbing those you’ll find that starting your domU presents you with this:
Started domain solaris-a
SunOS Release 5.11 Version xen-nv66-2007-06-24 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
WARNING: Found xen v3.1.0 but need xen v3.0.4-1-sun
WARNING: The kernel may not function correctly
Ignore the version problem, doesn’t appear to cause any sort of issue. Once the domU is using the correct kernel etc. it will work as any normal native install does.Read More