With much anticipation by the OpenSolaris community, last night Sun had released their first developer preview for the binary desktop distribution that we have known over the past couple of months as Project Indiana. Ian Murdock and company are optimistic for this project that will address some of the existing Solaris adoption barriers when it comes to the installation, package management, and familiarization along with revitalizing the user experience. How does this first milestone of Project Indiana, which in fact will be named OpenSolaris, rank when it comes to meeting their objectives? In this review, we have a lot of information and screenshots on this long-awaited OpenSolaris binary distribution.
I downloaded the ISO and wanted to try it in VirtualBox 1.5 under Ubuntu 7.10.
I choose "Solaris" as operatingsystem, gave the system 256MB of RAM and a 8GB expandable disk, mounted the ISO and started up.
The CD booted, grub started. I chose to start the 32 bit environment.
Then I saw this blue screen with the familar "dots" ...... (I think SCO used the same bootup a long time ago)
Then after a period of perhaps a minute the screen turned black and there was three lines "SunOS Release 5.11..., Copyright..., Use is subject to license terms" and after that - nothing.
The system seem to hang.
I also tried the without ACPI-option. Same result.
Anyone that has tried this in VirtualBox with success? If that's the case - with what configuration?
My processor doesn't have IntelVT-support. Would that be the issue? (For example when I tried to boot Ubuntu 7.10 server at boot-time it said I had a too old processor - after changing to kernel-generic it worked fine) My processor is a Intel(R) Celeron(R) 3.06GHz
Last edited by Niklas Andersson; 11-01-2007 at 12:03 PM.