Preconfigured Solaris 11

Discussion in 'Other Guest OS Types Discussion' started by DanielB15, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. DanielB15

    DanielB15 Bit Poster

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    In order to work on Solaris 11 I got a preconfigured .rar from my teacher. I decompressed the Solaris 11.rar in order to create an .iso on my MAC(created from Disk utility programm MacOS). When I opened the created Solaris.iso with Parallels, it didn't work, I got several error messages. I tried to change the Boot order but it didn't work. Now I have tried VMWare Fusion 10, there I can create a folder where I can put all the files from the decompressed Solaris 11.rar, VMware recognized all the files and I could launch the image but I want to launch it on Parallels otherwise I need to buy a new license for VMWare.
     

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  2. rkulikov

    rkulikov Parallels Developers

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    Solaris 11 is supported and works fine as a guest operating system in Parallels Desktop. Seems you're doing something wrong when preparing ISO image with the OS. Probably you don't make it bootable.
     
  3. DanielB15

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    When I decompressed the Solaris.rar I found some vmware.log files maybe I need to delete them, can these log files cause this boot problem ?
     
  4. rkulikov

    rkulikov Parallels Developers

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    Better if you post the listing of contents of your archive.
     
  5. DanielB15

    DanielB15 Bit Poster

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    Here the content of the archive:
     

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  6. rkulikov

    rkulikov Parallels Developers

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    This is a VMware virtual machine. Right-click on the file with .vmx extension and in context menu select Open With Parallels Desktop.
     
  7. DanielB15

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    Thank you for your reply, I believe we are almost there. When I chose the .iso "C/Users/MerceD/Downloads.../sol-11_2-text-x86(2).iso" (2nd picture) I get an error message (First picture) -> "Unable to connect CD/DVD 0".
     

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  8. rkulikov

    rkulikov Parallels Developers

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    "Unable to connect CD/DVD 0" means that at the moment of virtual machine boot up ISO image specified in configuration is not accessible. Fix path to ISO image in VM config and restart the guest.
     

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