[OpenIndiana-discuss] New install of OpenIndiana b147

Ian Collins ian at ianshome.com
Mon Sep 20 20:41:14 UTC 2010

On 09/21/10 08:17 AM, aspinwall wrote:
>  Hi,
> After successfully migrating from Solaris 10 u5 to OpenIndiana b147, I 
> added OpenOffice 3.2.1 via a download I used for Solaris and which did 
> not appear to cause any problems. I then attempted to install 
> VirtualBox v3.2.8, using pkgadd . The VirtualBox v3.2.8 installation 
> failed with an error it could not delete /var/tmp/<random 
> string>/SUNWvbox . Now I am unable to boot OpenIndiana successfully.
> What would be the best recovery procedure to follow to get a usable 
> boot environment?
> The computer does boot, provides the Grub boot menu for OpenIndiana 
> b147, the OpenIndiana screen appears with the animated orange band 
> moving along the thin blue line but that is as far as it gets even 
> after 30 minutes.
Hit a key to see what's going on behind the animation.

> Just a couple of suggestions
> 1) A Safe Boot Environment  as part of the standard install

That feature was never added to OpenSolaris, the live CD is the Safe 
Boot Environment!


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