installing opensolaris 2008.11 over Solaris CEX (build 98)
By gerhardhofweber on Nov 11, 2008
so I don't want to go too deep in that - as it is pretty easy and straight forward.
The only real issue I stumbled accross is that my prior installation of Solaris used UFS.
So after my first try of installation opensolaris I ran into a GRUB which didn't show me any option of booting any environment.
Nor Windows nor Solaris. I was pretty scrued up but then I booted the opensolaris CD again and asked my colleague Phillip W. if he has an idea.
The easy answer - it seems actually that opensolaris is not correctly overwrite the UFS. So we did following from the CD booted environment:
root@opensolaris:~# format Searching for disks...done AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS: 0. c4t0d0 <DEFAULT cyl 12889 alt 2 hd 255 sec 63> /pci@0,0/pci1179,1@1f,2/disk@0,0 Specify disk (enter its number): q `q' is not an integer. Specify disk (enter its number): \^D root@opensolaris:~# fstyp /dev/rdsk/c4t0d0s0 ufs root@opensolaris:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c4t0d0s0 bs=1024k count=5 5+0 records in 5+0 records out 5242880 bytes (5,2 MB) copied, 0,553595 s, 9,5 MB/s root@opensolaris:~# fstyp /dev/rdsk/c4t0d0s0 zfs root@opensolaris:~#
So now install newly - and you are done.
Enjoy the new cool features.
Remark by Mark:
I also wanted to follow-up on the grub issue we ran into. We confirmed
it is related to a known bug, and the good news is that once we found
the work around we no longer had to have people re-install OpenSolaris.
It just requires booting back into the LiveCD and run a couple of
commands. The BugID# is 6769487.