[rescue] Sol7 x86 Sol 7 hardware support help

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Fri Jan 17 13:58:27 CST 2014

On 01/17/2014 12:18 PM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> I think it will run on my G3 HP DL580. I had to load a RAID driver from floppy
> for install. I forgot if I put 7 or 9 on it.
> You should be able to run it in a VM on something more modern I necessary.

Solaris 8 doesn't run well in a VM.  It has an unorthodox idle loop that 
drives the host CPU to 100%.  Driver support won't be very nice, either. 
Solaris x86 used to be *very picky* about hardware back in the day.

If you can't find hardware from the Solaris 7 HCL, your best bet might 
be to get Solaris 8 to run in a branded zone/container on modern Solaris 
with the migration tool.

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