Saturday Nov 29, 2008

Smiley face not 100% ready yet?

OpenSolaris 2008.11 has a new feature called graphical boot. We call it internally the "Smiley face". Unfortunately this otherwise cool feature has one big problem - if you disable gdm and boot with the graphical boot you won't see the command line prompt. Which is why there is a second option in GRUB called the "text boot" which will work as the old regular text boot.

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Friday Sep 12, 2008

Boot into Single User Mode

Mike Gerdts has a nice blog entry on how to Boot OpenSolaris into Single User Mode.  Unfortunately, it appears that his image links are broken, so the screen snapshots that he refers to in the text are not visible (at least, not when using Firefox 2 on OpenSolaris 2008.05).

So I have taken his instructions, made a few edits, and provided screen snapshots of my own.

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Wednesday Aug 06, 2008

Triple Boot, Part 5: Reinstalling GRUB

The inspiration for this entry came from a comment posted by Luca Morettoni over on Part 2: Install Ubuntu:

I have only one question: when you update the linux os and the system install a new kernel, \*probably\* it overwrite the OpenSolaris grub installation, or not? If yes, there is a workaround or I need to reinstall OpenSolaris grub (eg. from a liveCD)?

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Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

Triple Boot, Part 3: Install OpenSolaris

Installing OpenSolaris 2008.05 is very similar to the process I used for installing Ubuntu 8.04: download the .iso image file, burn it to a CD, and then boot the CD. 

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Triple Boot, Part 2: Install Ubuntu

Installing Ubuntu is not too hard: download the ISO image file, burn it to a CD, and then boot the CD. [Read More]

Triple Boot, Part 1: Planning

Brian wrote up his experience getting OpenSolaris 2008.05 to work in a dual-boot environment with OS X.  There are also some excellent resources available in the Getting Started With OpenSolaris 2008.05 documentation. But none of those described exactly what I wanted : a triple-boot system with Windows Vista, OpenSolaris 2008.05, and Ubuntu 8.04. This series of blog entries will describe the process I used to get all three installed and working on my system.[Read More]
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