Monday Feb 18, 2008

Open Solaris in a Box

So, I just did my first Open Solaris install!  I just put the new Developer Preview 2 of OpenSolaris into a VirtualBox VM.  Seems to be working great (running on top of Microsoft Vista!).  Here's a picture of the VirtualBox UI with my VM and Disk Image displayed.

 

Here's a picture of the VM running inside VirtualBox. You can click to see it fun

The one tip I can give you if you try this yourself is that you'll need to bump up the size of the default video RAM size on the VM from the default 8 MB.  Otherwise you won't be able to boot.  However, this was really easy in the VirtualBox control panel.

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