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Xen with Debian Dom0 and Open Solaris DomU (Guest)

Download “osol-0906-x86.iso” and mount it using loopback (mount -o loop -t iso9660 /root/osol-0906-x86.iso /tmp/MOUNT_POINT). Copy off two files required for the install. One site suggested /usr/lib/xen-solaris: ` mkdir /usr/lib/xen-solaris cp /tmp/MOUNT_POINT//mnt/tmp/platform/i86xpv/kernel/unix /usr/lib/xen-solaris/unix-0906 cp /mnt/MOUNT_POINT/boot/x86.microroot /usr/lib/xen-solaris/x86.microroot-0906 `

The Xen DomU configuration: ` name = ‘open-solaris’ memory = ‘512’ disk = [ ‘file:/root/osol-0906-x86.iso,6:cdrom,r’, ‘phy:/dev/thor/open-solaris,xvda,w’ ] vif = [ ‘’ ]`

kernel = ‘/usr/lib/xen-solaris/unix-0906’ ramdisk = ‘/usr/lib/xen-solaris/x86.microroot-0906’

on_shutdown = ‘destroy’ on_reboot = ‘destroy’ on_crash = ‘destroy’ extra = ‘/platform/i86xpv/kernel/unix - nowin -B install_media=cdrom’

Then kick off the VM: ` xm create -c open-solaris.cfg `

Now Open Solaris should boot up. These accounts are preconfigured: Username: jack Password: jack Root password: opensolaris

The installer is GUI-only. The installer appears to kick off a vnc instance (or Xen does, haven’t looked into who/what/where but xenstore has the VNC password but the guest has the vnc process?). To get the VNC password: ` xenstore-ls|grep password `

To get the IP of Open Solaris: ` ifconfig -a `

Now you can VNC to the IP address, use the VNC password and kick off the install.

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