Solaris 10.1 install fails

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by tomservo291, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. tomservo291

    tomservo291

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    The install fails/stops at different places along the installation each time.

    However, I always get this initially when creating the new VM and it starts for the first time for Solaris 10

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  2. carbon60

    carbon60

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    I'm just now trying to install Solaris 10 Update 3 (11/06) from DVD ISO image and it now mounts the drive properly but simply stalls at "Searching for configuration file(s)..."

    Anyone have a workaround?

    Thanks,

    A.
     
  3. IscariotJ

    IscariotJ

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    I've just installed Solaris 10 11/06 from the DVD ISO with no problems. What are the settings for your VM?

    I have noticed, the old issue of it only booting OK now and again is back.
     
  4. carbon60

    carbon60

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    I left the default settings, actually. Although I am running the latest beta for OS X, 3036.
     
  5. tomservo291

    tomservo291

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    I used default settings, (no gui could be used due to < 400MB RAM,) that install failed.

    I used a custom, with all default settings except i bumped to 512 RAM, that failed...

    I tried with no networking, 512 RAM.. that failed..

    I got it to work one time, but after installation completed, it cannot boot.
     
  6. outlawrocketman

    outlawrocketman

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    Those I/O space messages don't appear to be a problem.

    The biggest issue with getting Solaris 10 installed under Parallels is that Solaris tries to enable CD / DVD drive DMA and parallels seems to not like that. If you disable DMA on install it should go well.

    Here are the instructions:
    http://spod.cx/blog/solaris_on_parallels.shtml

    In fact I just taught a Solaris 10 tutorial. For the class I build 60 containers inside of Solaris 10 (actually the Nevada release build 50), inside of parallels inside of Mac OS. I had 110 students logging in to the containers (2 per container). I was amazed that it worked! At one point there were > 5000 threads running inside solaris inside parallels. All this on my MacBook Pro C2D with 2GB of RAM. Virtualization works!

    --Peter
     
  7. IscariotJ

    IscariotJ

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    My RAM is currently set to 512. I didn't have an issue with the install ( I'm still on build 1970 ). When it fails, what does it do? Does it hang? Are there messages? There is an install walkthrough for PD that I wrote somewhere on the forums. It details the quickest/easiest way to get Solaris 10 installed.

    My install did take several restarts for Solaris to start building it's SMF DB. It's still pot luck as to whether it boots first time. As I mentioned before, this is an issue that was resolved. If I thought there'd be any response, I'd log it with support, but I've been down that route before to no avail.

    FYI, here's the contents of my PVS files:

    Parallels VM Name = Solaris 10
    Boot = d
    OS Type = 226
    Memory = 512
    Memory block size = 10
    Acceleration level = 1
    Enable write-back disk cache = 0
    VT-x support = 1
    Start auto = 0
    AutoShutdown = 0
    Start full screen = 0
    Start full screen warning = 1
    PC Speaker enable = 1
    Multi frame = -1
    [Shared folders]
    Shared folders enabled = 1
    Shared folders count = 0
    [Video]
    Video resolutions enabled = 1
    Video resolutions count = 2
    VideoRes0 enabled = 1
    VideoRes0 width = 1024
    VideoRes0 height = 600
    VideoRes0 name = 1024x600
    VideoRes1 enabled = 1
    VideoRes1 width = 1152
    VideoRes1 height = 600
    VideoRes1 name = 1152x600
    [Floppy disks]
    Floppy 0 enabled = 0
    Floppy 0 = 0
    [IDE devices]
    Disk 0:0 enabled = 1
    Disk 0:0 = 1
    Disk 0:0 media = 0
    Disk 0:0 connected = 1
    Disk 0:0 image = solaris10.hdd
    Disk 0:0 cylinders = 24381
    Disk 0:0 heads = 16
    Disk 0:0 sectors = 63
    Disk 0:1 enabled = 1
    Disk 0:1 = 2
    Disk 0:1 media = 1
    Disk 0:1 connected = 1
    Disk 0:1 image = Default CD/DVD-ROM
    Disk 1:0 enabled = 1
    Disk 1:0 = 1
    Disk 1:0 media = 0
    Disk 1:0 connected = 1
    Disk 1:0 image = disk2.hdd
    Disk 1:0 cylinders = 24381
    Disk 1:0 heads = 16
    Disk 1:0 sectors = 63
    Disk 1:1 enabled = 1
    Disk 1:1 = 1
    Disk 1:1 media = 0
    Disk 1:1 connected = 1
    Disk 1:1 image = disk3.hdd
    Disk 1:1 cylinders = 24381
    Disk 1:1 heads = 16
    Disk 1:1 sectors = 63
    [Serial ports]
    COM1 enabled = 0
    COM1 = 0
    COM2 enabled = 0
    COM2 = 0
    COM3 enabled = 0
    COM3 = 0
    COM4 enabled = 0
    COM4 = 0
    [Parallel ports]
    LPT1 enabled = 0
    LPT1 = 0
    LPT2 enabled = 0
    LPT2 = 0
    LPT3 enabled = 0
    LPT3 = 0
    [Sound]
    Sound enabled = 0
    Sound = 0
    [Network]
    Network enabled = 1
    Network = 1
    Network connected = 1
    Adapter No = 0
    Adapter name = Default Adapter
    Adapter type = 4
    Port = 0x00000300
    IRQ = 3
    MAC address = 00e61a70f165
    [Usb]
    USB enabled = 0
    USB = 0
     

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