VMware to VirtualBox migration: Solaris x86

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1. 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
  2. Step#6 - "bootadm update-archive -v -R /a"
    In my setup, it looked like bootadm was executed automatically. Not too certain.
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