Posted Jan 15, 2009 17:47 UTC (Thu) by dps (subscriber, #5725)
Parent article: OpenSolaris 2008.11
Booting the opensolaris CD in kvm works quite nicely but qemu virtual processors only support 32 bits according to the opensolaris CPU detection logic.
A 64 bit knoppix CD seems to be happy with them and I know that
has a "long mode is not supported. Please use a 32 bit version instead" message. There must be a difference between the tests.
However if I show opensolaris the real hardware in spots the extra bits, prints the SunOS 5.11 line and them freeze. Xen shows a similar behavior, albeit with different messages. Stock kernels compiled for x86_64 somehow find something that works and use that.
This is a shame because I want my programs to work on solaris and it would be nice to be able to actually test this.
BTW can anyone point me at DVD image? I have some bank DVD+RW media and I suspect the DVD has a whole lot more it terms of tools than the CD.