[OpenIndiana-discuss] Preliminary Download link: Illumos based MartUX_OpenIndiana_Edition for SPARC LiveDVD (without installer)

Daniel Kjar dkjar at elmira.edu
Mon Oct 1 13:11:33 UTC 2012

Did you get this to work?

On 09/28/12 01:15 PM, Andrej Javoršek wrote:
> Hello,
> I also have no issues to boot liveDVD on my headless SF210 (LOM). Also had
> no issues to start net with DHCP and IPv6 autoconf., start ssh ....
> But the question remains how to install it on disk?
> I followed manuals on Oracle howto create mirrored rpool...
> - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1459/diskssadd-2.html
> -
> http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E18752_01/html/821-1910/migratingufsoverview.html
> - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19082-01/817-2271/ggtia/index.html
> rsync-ed content of (liveDVD booted) / to prepared rpool/ROOT/Martux
> ....?!
> and got:
> ======snip======
> {0} ok boot
> SC Alert: Host System has Reset
> Probing system devices
> Probing memory
> Probing I/O buses
> Sun Fire V210, No Keyboard
> Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> OpenBoot 4.18.10, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #OMITED.
> Ethernet address OMITED, Host ID: OMITED.
> Rebooting with command: boot
> Boot device: /pci at 1c,600000/scsi at 2/disk at 0,0:a  File and args:
> Can't open boot_archive
> ======/snip============
> Now what?  :)
> Best Regards
> Andrej
> BTW: I just noticed that I forgot to recreate boot_archive
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)
> <shadowhunter at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I think my SB2500 has either an XVR-600 or XVR-1200, can't remember off the
>> top of my head. Will find out tomorrow when I work on the host for the
>> first time in a while! :)
>> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Martin Bochnig <martin at martux.org>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)
>>> <shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I downloaded it yesterday - I *LOVE* working in a datacenter and being
>> on
>>>> the backbone directly! I frequently hit 40Mbit download rates! Took
>> less
>>>> than 10 minutes!
>>>> I will be installing it over the weekend on my SB2500 Red, in case the
>>>> original DVD-ROM didn't work, I ordered a MSI DVD+/-RW drive from
>> Newegg,
>>>> should get it next week.
>>> Hi Alex, this extra step indeed only required on the SB2500.
>>> And maybe it was only caused by my cheap JLDS (or what it was,
>>> manufacturer as reported by Joerg's cdrecord) DVD+R 4.7GB disks, with
>>> the cheap label "Kaufland".
>>> I had no other media anymore, will re-test the SB2500 Red and Silber
>>> (both behave identically) tomorrow, with other vendor's DVD's.
>>>> There is a full gcc environment available, correct?
>>> I compiled /usr/sfw/bin/gcc and /usr/gcc/4.4/bin/gcc from
>>> consolidation oi-build.
>>> As I wrote yesterday somewhere, I was required to add an auto-applied
>>> patch that changes the ./configure command line to include
>>> --disable-multilib. Otherwise gcc doesn't compile on SPARC. However,
>>> so nice so good. But this cause OS/Net or Illumos to fail instantly.
>>> The solution is hidden in the special diffs that Sun used since
>>> Solaris 10. But at the first place I had believed, a distro like OI
>>> would years ago have included them And secondly I was under immense
>>> time pressure, so I didn't look where we can get these diffs (or if
>>> they are in the open at all). So I just kept it like that, for now.
>>> Because, and here it comes: The LiveDVD does include /opt/onbld,
>>> /opt/dtbld and /opt/SUNWpro with Studio12.1 !
>>> So you can still compile a lot of software, even that which requires
>>> multilib support to be present in the compiler.
>>> And the most famous example of such a src tree is OS/Net Illumos. To
>>> build that customize illumos.sh to disable shadow compilation.
>>>> How large are the IPS
>>>> package repos so far, Martin? If I could get a howto on building
>> packages
>>>> for IPS, I might be willing to help compile some software and publish
>>> it. :)
>>> Hmmm, thanks Alex.What shall I respond to this?
>>> #0.) The difficulty lies not in compiling the code.
>>> As you  see all the consolidations are already built, and copied over
>>> to the 11GB LiveDVD (clofi gzip-6 compressed less than 4GB).
>>> The problemm is also not building a repo when skipping dependency
>>> resolution.
>>> #1.) As I wrote yesterday, the best IPS repo documentation available
>>> is on openindiana.org.
>>> Go there! And save a copy before they may shut down the servers or
>>> whatever.
>>> It is excellent inside information that is available there.
>>> Eric Lowe has a substantial share in that work!
>>> Your help is really appreciated.
>>> And we SPARC users can and will somehow work as a community.
>>> For that reason yesterday's critical questions, that I sent.
>>> Most importantly: For what do we need IPS?
>>> SVR4 pkgadd can offer most the IPS's functionality that users really
>>> demand (network-install and automatic fetching of deps).
>>> To get IPS running has a price.
>>> And it doesn't matter how large my test repo is.
>>> I created several repos, and the largest has 2 GB.
>>> But with the normal procedure of one would normally want to pkgsend
>>> new packages into it, you could not even do the most minimalistic
>>> stuff.
>>> I'm writing this from abroad.
>>> To post details I need to be at home.
>>> But my proposal was: Why not simply ditching IPS.
>>> I mean, if OI has no leader anymore, the main reason no longer exists
>>> for which I had wanted to start with IPS at all, after I hesitated for
>>> 2 years.
>>> Isn't it pure irony?? After 2 years I finally decided to do it and to
>>> share EVERYTHING and to ditch MartUX. For this reason it was called
>>> SPARC-OpenIndiana.
>>> And while I was woking it, the leader simply resigned because "Solaris
>>> is outdated and doesn't perform as well as LinUX"????? I still cannot
>>> believe that! Consequently I felt a bit pissed off, because at  least
>>> he could have told me about his plans in adavnce!! Whatever, for this
>>> reason (and for this reason alone!) the back-renaming to MartUX
>>> OpenIndiana.
>>> I don't know.
>>> But in my personal view this also allows us (on SPARC) to use pkgadd
>>> instead of IPS.
>>> Fight a few weeks with IPS, then maybe you understand what I mean.
>>> Thanks for testing.
>>> And I'm confident, that we can somehow build a community where
>>> everybody has a role.
>>> This mailing list has always maintained the highest standards, and it
>>> shall be fun if we all can work together.
>>> As promised, openXsun sources will get released.
>>> We only need to find a good home for the repo.
>>> Maybe we should ask Alan for an idea ... ??
>>> --
>>> Cheers,
>>>     %martin bochnig
>>>        https://twitter.com/MartinBochnig
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>> --
>> " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured,
>> the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
>> irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
>> warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all
>> damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
>> episode "The Drumhead"
>> - Alex Smith (K4RNT)
>> - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA
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Dr. Daniel Kjar
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Elmira College
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