Booting Solaris 11.3 (was Re: Booting r298488 as Xen Dom0 may break ZFS pool?)
saper at saper.info
Thu Apr 28 20:01:37 UTC 2016
On Tue, 26 Apr 2016, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:39:06AM +0000, Marcin Cieslak wrote:
> > By the way, I just managed to crash a whole machine by trying to
> > boot Solaris 11.3:
> > # builder = "hvm"
> > memory = 2048
> > vcpus = 1
> > name = "Solaris0"
> > disk = [ 'file:/root/sol-11_3-text-x86.iso,6:cdrom,r', '/dev/zvol/zroot/solaris0,raw,hda,w' ]
> > kernel = "/root/xen/solaris/unix"
> > ramdisk = "/root/xen/solaris/boot_archive"
> > extra = "/platform/i86xpv/kernel/amd64/unix -B console=ttya,livemode=text"
> > #boot = "c"
> > usbdevice = 'tablet'
> > vnc = 1
> > vnclisten = '0.0.0.0'
> > vif = [ 'bridge=bridge0' ]
> > /root/xen/solaris/unix and /root/xen/solaris/boot_archive where extracted from sol-11_3-text-x86.iso
> > ("Intel text-only image").
> I don't think you can boot Solaris as a PV guest anymore, you should instead
> boot it as a HVM guest. You will have to remove the kernel and ramdisk
> options and instead add builder="hvm" (that you have left commented out).
However supported or not, I think it should not crash a whole host system?...
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