Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 13:22 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This is the first of two articles in which we describe how to acquire and build the source code for OpenSolaris. The first article provides all the necessary background information (terminology, where to get the tools, and so on) and describes a basic compilation and installation, and the second article will describe a more complicated compilation and installation.
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Schillix
by jbecker on Thu 7th Jul 2005 13:58 UTC
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Bootable CD (iso) here:

http://schillix.berlios.de/

Cheers

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re: Schillix
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 14:30 UTC
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Nope. Thats a distribution of "open" solaris. not opensolaris itself which cannot be even bootstrapped with open source compilers at this point

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RE: re: Schillix
by binarycrusader on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:20 UTC in reply to "re: Schillix"
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not opensolaris itself which cannot be even bootstrapped with open source compilers at this point

Incorrect. As you can see from the gcc status page:

http://opensolaris.org/os/community/tools/gcc/status

As of June 22nd, 2005 you can now build both x86 and SPARC using gcc.

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Dun Boot!
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:40 UTC
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Sun Solaris Build 16 and the Schillix Live CD does *not* boot on my Athlon 1.4GHZ PC.

Anyone know if there's some way of logging the boot process? Basically it hangs just after dumping the copyright notices.

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RE: Dun Boot!
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:43 UTC in reply to "Dun Boot!"
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RE: Dun Boot!
by eschrock on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:51 UTC in reply to "Dun Boot!"
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There are a variety of options for examining boot failure, depending on how far you get.

The catch-all method is to boot with the kernel debugger by booting '-k' (edit the GRUB menu item appropriately). You can then break into the kernel debugger by pressing 'F1' and 'a' together (assuming your system isn't totally hosed). From there, '::ptree' and '::walk thread | ::findstack' are your friends.

If you are getting far enough, you can also boot with verbose SMF messages (-m verbose), or boot to the 'none' milestone (-m milestone=none) and then run 'svcadm milestone all' and examine what is happening from the sulogin prompt.

As usual, the opensolaris-help forum is the place to go with these questions:

http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/forum.jspa?forumID=31

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RE: Dun Boot!
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 21:23 UTC in reply to "Dun Boot!"
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Play with the USB Legacy option in your BIOS. I had to disable it for 10 GA, but enable it for b16. Might be your problem too, as that sounds quite the same as the issue I encountered.

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RE: Dun Boot!
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:50 UTC
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@anonymous

not sure how useless the blog entry is yet (I am still reading it), but thank you in advance.

I'm not giving up on this just yet! ;)

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not bad...
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 17:30 UTC
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not bad, but... imho this ( http://www.hup.hu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9065 ) article is far better.

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RE: not bad...
by binarycrusader on Thu 7th Jul 2005 17:37 UTC in reply to "not bad..."
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Only if you can read hungarian.

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RE[2]: not bad...
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE: not bad..."
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There is an english translation inline, and it looks correct, trust me, I can read hungarian.

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RE[3]: not bad...
by binarycrusader on Thu 7th Jul 2005 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: not bad..."
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When I originally saw the article, there was not an English translation. My bad for not checking, regardless it's still rather annoying to have to wade through lots of text I can't read. I don't like the "side-by-side" format. So as a matter of personal preference I prefer the one linked in the news article over the on you referred to, though I'm certain someone else might like it more.

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v RE[3]: not bad...
by Anonymous on Thu 7th Jul 2005 19:53 UTC
LiveCD
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Jul 2005 22:48 UTC
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Are there any LiveCDs for OpenSolaris?

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RE: Dun Boot!
by Anonymous on Fri 8th Jul 2005 09:06 UTC
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Yes, it was the USB Legacy option. But it was also interesting reading about the kmdb, so thanks a lot guys.

Right, back to OpenSolaris ;)

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