Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

Video Tutorial: Installing Solaris 11 Express in VirtualBox

Jim Laurent has put together a nice 12 minute screencast on installing Solaris 11 Express in VirtualBox, including how to setup shared folders with the host OS.

The video also covers an important tip, which is that the root password is expired at install time and must be immediately changed. Otherwise, GUI tools prompting for the root password will not work. You can read the details in the release notes: Gksu Does Not Report Expired Password.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

Screencast: Installing OpenSolaris in VirtualBox

I was talking to a teacher before the Christmas break who was interested in replacing Windows with OpenSolaris in his elementary school lab. He knew very little about OpenSolaris and was considering using VirtualBox to take it for a spin. There's lots of good documentation on installing OpenSolaris in VirtualBox, but sometimes folks just like to watch the process.

The 12 minute screencast below covers all the steps, from getting the software to installing the VirtualBox guest additions.


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Tuesday Nov 04, 2008

Screencast: ZFS Basics

I started to record various screencasts for OpenSolaris to evangelize different features of Solaris/OpenSolaris and make it easier for people to discover how to use these features. The first demo I created shows the basics of using ZFS. The screencast requires Flash player and contains audio as well. Enjoy!

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