Laptop Diaries, Open Solaris
By DaveLevy on Sep 15, 2008
So while at the Lintlithgow EBC launch last week, I saw a demo'd copy of an opensolaris VM which looked really cool, and then Jingesh Shah, published this blog article on an Open Source ERP package, called "openbravo" running on Open Solaris. This has to be done.
I have downloaded the Open Solaris .iso from http://opensolaris.org/os/downloads/, and this is how I did it.
Start a VM using the .iso as the boot device.
Follow these installation instructions to define the locale and users.
Shut down the VM
Using the Virtual Box control panel, point the CD/DVD drive at the VX additions .iso, which is in the installation folder and restart the VM, then as root,
pkgadd -d ./VBoxSolarisAdditions.pkg
I was using V1.6.4 of Virtual Box and for some reason, the "Add Guest Additions" on the Virtual Box command bar didn't work. The above trick seems to work quite happily, I have full screen mode working. Now to upgrade to Virtual Box 2.0.2.