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

Jonathan Adams t12nslookup at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 09:36:15 UTC 2011

I'm not sure if this helps any, but Sol10 U8 requires more memory than
U7 ... I could install U6/U7 on 192Mb, but I can't even get it to load
the kernel in that on U8.


On 21 March 2011 06:55, Nikola M. <minikola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I upgraded before from OpenSolaris snv_134 to OI_147 and it can boot and
> working untill screen freezes, because of i915 snv_132+ X bug (i945 Dell
> Latitude D620Nbook), so I mostly was spending time in snv_131 that is last
> version that does not freeze X after some time.
> After several trying to upgrade from oi_147 to oi_148, oi_148 will not boot.
> (have done oi_148 upgrade 3 times, always thinking it is something wrong
> with upgrade etc.
> Last I tried is to upgrade directly from snv_134 BE that I kept to oi_148
> and again, it won't boot.
> How do I get oi_148a publisher, with IllumOS base, to try to upgrade from
> oi_147 or snv_134?
> Is it better to try to upgrade from 134b instead?
> I have turned ON virtual consoles in OpenSolaris when they are introduced
> and they were working untill I installed Openindiana I think.
> Does virtual consoles work on oi_148 and might they be the trouble?
> From where do I get system log from the BE that stopped booting?
> (And from where to grab them after -v option is put on GRUB)
> I got some interesting error messages from oi_148 upgraded from 134, about
> some IDE device, I think.
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