VirtualBox for OpenSolaris

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VirtualBox for OpenSolaris

Postby sandervl » 12. Feb 2008, 12:13

innotek has just released the first beta of VirtualBox for OpenSolaris.

The binary for 64 bits AMD/Intel OpenSolaris can be downloaded here: http://virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads.
Last edited by sandervl on 5. Sep 2008, 12:08, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby GE-Tec » 29. Feb 2008, 03:00

Is there any documentation for VirtualBox on openSolaris?

Is there a GUI front-end for VirtualBox?

If yes, which program needs to be run to start the GUI front-end on openSolaris

Thanks for VirtualBox. A really nice alternative to VMWare.

Cheers

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Postby sandervl » 29. Feb 2008, 10:40

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Postby GE-Tec » 29. Feb 2008, 11:19

I am getting there!

I am now installing Windows XP in a VirtualBox on openSolaris 8)

Great stuff! :D

Thanks

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Postby paulm27 » 2. Mar 2008, 03:01

Just installed the beta version on a b81 system with a few zones.

On installing had to use "pkgadd -G -d ...." to prevent pkgadd touching my zones and ignoring the global zone.

Another thing with this build is the additions CD... it is not included and there is not an exact match version match... Had a choice of the 1.5.4 and 1.5.6, went the 1.5.6 version, any issues on this?

I'll open another topic about CPU being pegged to 80% on an idle VM...

So far this product looks better for the casual user than hvm (xen).

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Windows shows blue screen during start

Postby Karsten Bolz » 13. Mar 2008, 13:25

After installing VirtualBox 1.5.51 on my Solaris notebook (Toschiba Tecra M5 running Solaris 11 Nevada build 66) I encountered a blue screen when starting a preconfigured Windows image. I found that the problem was related to "intelppm.sys", After doing some research, I found a hint to set:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Processor

Or

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Intelppm

And changing the 'Start' value to '4'.

See this blog for detailed information:
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/ar ... 84461.aspx
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