[OpenIndiana-discuss] [illumos-Developer] Unable to boot OpenIndiana on my dell studio 1450

McBofh james.c.mcpherson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 02:42:25 UTC 2011

On 21/03/11 12:23 PM, Reginald Beardsley wrote:
> I have a couple of older house brand machines which boot&  run
> everything up to S10 U7 just fine.  However, neither S10 U8 nor OI
> will boot.  I encountered similar problems w/ recent versions of
> Linux.  In the Linux case, I was able to figure out boot options
> (IIRC noacpi) that allowed Linux to boot.  I've not pressed the issue
> w/ Solaris because I really only use the older machines for testing
> and I've got several newer systems.
> I'd *really* like to see OI provide FreeBSD style console boot
> messages so one has some clue as to what is going on when things
> fail.  It took a ridiculous number of attempts booting Linux before I
> was able to read the message that flashed by on the console and fix
> the problem.
> If you'd like the details, email me and I'll look for them.

Did you remove


from the kernel$ line in the grub menu?

Also, you should add


to that line if you want to see the boot time messaging.


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