VMware to VirtualBox migration: Solaris x86
By katsumii on Mar 27, 2008
Opening VMware disk from VirtualBox is possible by going through 5 or 6 GUIs like below. But more often than not, the vm won't boot off straight.
This is actually a follow-up to 2 of my entries.
- Solaris x86 p2v (Physical to Virtual) on VMware
In it, I wrote how GRUB failed and that I fixed it somehow. I didn't explain detailed steps. Read Tom's blog entry below for detailed steps.
- VMware to VirtualBox migration: Windows
In it, I wrote how migration is difficult for Windows vm. As you can read in Tom's entry below, migrating Solaris x86 vm is \*a lot\* easier.
I found the device reconfiguration procedure in this blog entry, Kool Aid Served Daily.
Here are my additional observations:
- Step#5 - "Edit /a/boot/solaris/bootenv.rc"
If you use 'vi', you need to set TERM environment variable. 'at386' or 'sun' would work. Not 'vt110'.
TERM=at386; export TERM
- Step#6 - "bootadm update-archive -v -R /a"
In my setup, it looked like bootadm was executed automatically. Not too certain.