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Re: [Xen-users] Trying to Run OpenSolaris PV

To: Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Trying to Run OpenSolaris PV
From: Tait Clarridge <tait@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:42:26 -0500
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On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 08:48 -0700, Nick Couchman wrote:
> Hey, everyone,
> I'm running Xen 3.2 (SLES10) and trying to get an OpenSolaris PV domU to run 
> correctly.  I've followed a couple of the instruction sets out on the Xen 
> wiki and other folks blogs, but I'm running into an issue with the domU 
> crashing.  The OpenSolaris version is the latest development release - 
> 5.11-0.128.  The config looks like this:
> name="ImageServer"
> uuid="e1ba32be-9789-d187-dc94-6cf25ea17d9e"
> memory=1024
> vcpus=4
> on_poweroff="destroy"
> on_reboot="restart"
> on_crash="destroy"
> localtime=0
> kernel="/etc/xen/vm/osol-5.11-0.128a"
> ramdisk="/etc/xen/vm/osol-5.11-0.128a.boot"
> extra="/platform/i86xpv/kernel/amd64/unix - nowin -B install_media=cdrom"
> disk=[ 'file:/xenstore/nfs/ImageServer/disk0,0,w', 
> 'file:/xenstore/iso/Solaris/osol-dev-128a-ai-x86.iso,6:cdrom,r', ]
> vif=[ 'mac=00:16:3e:11:be:de,bridge=xenbr30', ]
> serial="pty"


> Can anyone offer any advice as to what may be going on, what I need to do to 
> debug it further, or what to do to solve this issue?
> Thanks!
> -Nick
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Hi Nick,

Not sure what is going on here, but I had successfully installed a PV
Opensolaris guest a while back. 

My extra line was:

extra="/platform/i86xpv/kernel/amd64/unix -B console=ttya,livemode=text"

Then I attached the console when I created the VM, selected the
keyboard/lang and did a vnc setup so I could see the graphical

I put it in my blog (not trying to advertise) here:

This has the VNC setup and the running config that is slightly different
than the install config.

Mind you, this was for Opensolaris 2008.11 and not SNV-128 so I am not
sure if it will work for you.

Good luck,

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