Installing on an x4500
- The disks come up in a different configuration. The boot disks are on channel 9
- Install OpenSolaris on c9t0d0 as this is the primary boot disk.
- Mirror the boot disks
disk layout from the root disk onto the new mirror:
- c7t0d0s0 was the current root disk, and c7t4d0 is the second boot disk.
Attach with a -f
Make the second disk bootable
Login and Root Specifications
During the OpenSolaris 2008.05 installation, you are prompted to create a user account and a root password for your system.
Root login is not enabled either on the Live CD or on the installed system. You must log in as the user that you created during the installation. After you log in, you can then become superuser to configure the system. Because root is a role, open a terminal window and use the su command to assume the role, or the pfexec sh command to run commands in a privileged shell.
Note - If you try to log in to the installed system as root, an error message displays. Click OK and log in as the local user that you created during the installation.
Root is a role per Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) specifications. However, if you do not create a user account during the installation, root is set up as a normal account on the installed system, instead of as a role. This is the only situation where you can log in to the installed system as root without manually changing the role assignment for root.
After you install the OpenSolaris 2008.05 release, if you wish to manually change the installed system to permit root logins, remove root as an assigned role for users. Then, type the following at the command line:
This command converts root to a normal account.
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Installing the latest SUNWipkg
... time passes...
Searching a package
pkg search doesn't search package names and descriptions but rather, file contents.
So now I have apache; import the manifest and enable the service and away we go!
If you want to try the latest development build, upgrade to the latest (snv_nnn) kernel and associated goodies.
Not recommended in a production environment
It dowloads for a couple of hours, and finally announces that it's made me a new boot environment.
Well, blastwave and the SFW repositories would be nice:
Disable Gnome desktop
Disable the splash screen
- Find the default entry in
- Comment out the
console=graphicsfrom the end of the line starting with
Get rid of "en_US.UTF-8: unknown locale" message when installing packages in a zone
Add verbose logging on bootup
To turn on verbose logging, type the following:
This request will take effect on the next restart of
Enable Jumbo frames
Changed sometime between snv_111 and snv_118.
You no longer enable jumbo frames in
/kernel/drv/nxge.conf, you use
credential problems with Linux NFSv3
As of snv_108 the bugfix for Bug 6790413 causes Linux to mount with AUTH_NONE instead of AUTH_SYS when doing NFSv3 mounts. This is reportedly fixed in kernel 2.6.31.
`snoop` will show something like:
The workaround is to stop openSolaris boxes offering AUTH_NONE by commenting out the following line in