[rescue] Anybody working with Solaris 11.4 VirtualBox VM?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Sep 12 23:32:17 CDT 2021

   Yes it's pretty amazing stuff.  And being built on Illumos, compiling 
stuff isn't an uphill battle like it is under Solaris 10.  Not that I 
had to compile much; nearly everything I needed is in the pkgsrc 
repository.  Such a breath of fresh air!


On 9/12/21 12:17 AM, John Hudak wrote:
> Hi Dave:
> Slightly OT, thanks for pointing out SmartOS.  I didn't know about it, took
> a look and it seems *really* neat.  I like that containers are fully
> isolated.
> J
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 11:48 PM Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>> On September 11, 2021 9:30:34 PM Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Poking around, I came across this website:
>>> https://www.sysprobs.com/install-solaris-virtualbox
>>> It's nothing profound, but it details running the latest (11.4, is that
>>> latest?) Solaris as a VM on a win/Mac/linux PC - is anyone running such
>> an
>>> environment? I'm going to play around with it, anyone got any
>> advice/things
>> to
>>> look out for?
>>> I may decide to run an install on bare x86 hardware, anyone doing that?
>>> Finally, for giggles, I may drop it on a static IP address I have for
>> remote
>>> access, are these images reasonably up-to-date as far as patches/updates,
>> or
>>> should I not attempt it?
>>    This isn't an answer to your question, but I have to say that I am 100%
>> sold
>> on SmartOS now.  I moved to it about 1.5yrs ago, and though it's way of
>> doing
>> things took some getting used to, I find it to be just an incredible
>> platform
>> for VM hosting and getting real work done.  It is, IMO, as modern and
>> fantastic as Solaris gets.
>>                       -Dave
>> --
>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA
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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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