[rescue] Anybody working with Solaris 11.4 VirtualBox VM?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 11:01:34 CDT 2021

The VM 'template' from oracle appears to be a bust - the same hardware, same
settings (2x CPU, 8 Gig RAM), running Ubuntu was perfect, so the issue appears
to inside the 'template'.

I may try installing Solaris 11.4 on bare x86 metal later, but for now I'll
focus on reviving my U60 as time permits.


> On Sep 12, 2021, at 00:35, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> o;?Thanks, I'll look into it - the Oracle Solaris 11.4 VM 'template' for
running inside their Virtualbox software sux. It hung a few times (once when
trying to watch a YouTube video, the other when adding a Gmail account to
Thunderbird mail client).
> I'm testing Ubuntu on the same system, hope to see if the platform or the
Solaris install has isdues.
> Thanks,
> Ken
>>> On Sep 11, 2021, at 22:48, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>>> o;?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
>>> environment? I'm going to play around with it, anyone got any
>> 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%
>> on SmartOS now.  I moved to it about 1.5yrs ago, and though it's way of
>> things took some getting used to, I find it to be just an incredible
>> 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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