Friday, July 09, 2010

Installing OpenSolaris on Parallels Desktop on Mac

To try some things I wanted to install OpenSolaris 2009.6 on Parallels Desktop on my Mac.

Install of OpenSolaris itself went well, but network was not available.
Searching around the net led to

http://www.opensolaris.com/use/network_administration.pdf
http://blogs.sun.com/lr/entry/opensolaris_in_parallels_vm_on

http://dlc.sun.com/osol/docs/content/2009.06/getstart/parallels.html
and finally

http://kb.parallels.com/de/7060 (or English: http://kb.parallels.com/en/7060)

But still no avail.

It turned out that the script change is almost complete, but is missing
one additional line. Below "Compiling driver ..." it should read


cd $tmpdir/$driver && /usr/ccs/bin/make install > /dev/null


After this change dladm show-phys shows the interface and ifconfig ni0 plumb is able to use it. After a reboot, networking is working :-)

1 comment:

software said...

I am going to install OpenSolaris. thanks are guided on how to install this.