How to install OpenSolaris on VirtualBox - Part 1

Hi folks. It's very easy to install OpenSolaris in VirtualBox. If you don't have VirtualBox installed yet, you can see how to do this in this link. The first step is download your favorite OpenSolaris distribution. In this example, I will install OpenSolaris 2008.11 that you can download here.

You can see the VirtualBox link at Applications / Accessories / VirtualBox OSE (at Ubuntu). When the program open, click on New.

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Click on next.

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Type the name, select OpenSolaris on OS Type and click on Next.

Select the name and Os Type

Select the amount of base memory in megabytes to be allocated to the virtual machine and click on Next.

The next step is to create a virtual disk. Click on new.

Click on next

Select "Dynamically expanding mode" and click Next.


Type the name and  the size of the virtual hard disk and click on Next.

Click on Finish.

Select the virtual disk that you created and click on Next.

In the next post, I will show how to configure VirtualBox to boot from a local  image iso from OpenSolaris.

I will appreciate your comments.


Comments:

I wasn't able to get OpenSolaris to run on VirtualBox at all. I'm running a Turion64 CPU on Windows Vista with 4GB RAM, and running VirtualBox 2.4. Using 2008.11 or 2009.06, my install just locked up right after it started booting. See:

http://blog.reevestech.net/2009/07/i-still-really-want-to-try-opensolaris/

Any ideas?

Posted by Tad Reeves on Julho 01, 2009 at 04:14 PM GMT+03:00 #

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