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Fast Track to OpenSolaris Feedback Thread

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krabhishek

Right off the assembly line
Hi,

I am the person who wrote your Fast Track to OpenSolaris which is bundled with Digit's Feb 2010 issue. I thought it will be good idea to take up questions which readers may have and bring out the errata for misprints and other such errors in the book.

So please go ahead and post your queries and questions you may have about Fast Track to OpenSolaris or about OpenSolaris itself.

Cheers,
Abhishek
Leader - Mumbai OpenSolaris Usergroup
http://tr.im/mumbaiosug

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Errata:
#1: The link to Mumbai OpenSolaris group on page number is given as http://tr.im/bosug But the actual link is http://tr.im/mmosug (Page #88)

#2: Apart from VirtualBox package, which belongs to the /extra repository at http://pkg.sun.com rest all packages which are said to be available in /extra are actually available in /release repository at http://pkg.opensolaris.com/release (Page #29)
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
FastTrack to OpenSolaris? :shock:

I'm surely gonna get this issue of Digit.
 

hotdesert1

Right off the assembly line
I am trying to install Opensolaris on My desktop... through cd.
Its a P4 machine. While installing i am getting this thing on screen... some one pls explain what should i do???

GNU BRUB version 0.97 (639k lower/2095294k upper memory)
[Minimal BASH-like editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible completions of a device/filename.]

grub> _
 

swood

Broken In
whatever happened to the opensolaris geek hunt contest?has it been called
off? coz week 3 quiz is missing. i was really looking forward to it.-thanx
 

hotdesert1

Right off the assembly line
I am stuck at this point now. someone pls help:

Sun OS release 5.11 Version snv_11b 64 bit
Copyright 1983-2009 Sun Microsystems, inc All rights reserved
Use is subject to license terms
Hostname: opensolaris
Remounting root read/write
Probing for device nodes...
Preparing live image for use
Requesting system maintenance mode
( see/lib/svc/share/README for more information )
Console login services cannot run
Enter username for system maintenance (control-d to bypass): jack
Enter jack password for system maintenance ( control-d to bypass)
Single-user privilege assigned to jack on.dev/console
Entering System maintenance Mode
Feb 18 04:35:55 su: 'surooot' succeeded for root on/dev/console
-bash: /usr/sbin/quota: No such file or directory
Sun Microsystems inx. Sun OS 5.11 snv_111b November 2008
-bash: /bin/mail: no such file or directory
-bash: /usr/bin/hostname: no such file or directory
root@:~#_

{someone pls help what to do next so i cna proced with the installation}
 

Rahim

Married!
The Fastrack was very good and detailed. Thanks Abhishek and i bought Digit, which i dis-continued when 9.9 bought Jasubhai, just looking at the OpenSolaris part :)
 
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krabhishek

krabhishek

Right off the assembly line
whatever happened to the opensolaris geek hunt contest?has it been called
off? coz week 3 quiz is missing. i was really looking forward to it.-thanx

Hi Swood. I appreciate your interest. Let me update you that the Week #3 quiz is already out online.

---------- Post added at 01:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:58 AM ----------

The Fastrack was very good and detailed. Thanks Abhishek and i bought Digit, which i dis-continued when 9.9 bought Jasubhai, just looking at the OpenSolaris part :)

I am glad you liked it. Did you play around with OpenSolaris? How did you like it?

---------- Post added at 02:08 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:59 AM ----------

I am stuck at this point now. someone pls help:

Sun OS release 5.11 Version snv_11b 64 bit
Copyright 1983-2009 Sun Microsystems, inc All rights reserved
Use is subject to license terms
Hostname: opensolaris
Remounting root read/write
Probing for device nodes...
Preparing live image for use
Requesting system maintenance mode
( see/lib/svc/share/README for more information )
Console login services cannot run
Enter username for system maintenance (control-d to bypass): jack
Enter jack password for system maintenance ( control-d to bypass)
Single-user privilege assigned to jack on.dev/console
Entering System maintenance Mode
Feb 18 04:35:55 su: 'surooot' succeeded for root on/dev/console
-bash: /usr/sbin/quota: No such file or directory
Sun Microsystems inx. Sun OS 5.11 snv_111b November 2008
-bash: /bin/mail: no such file or directory
-bash: /usr/bin/hostname: no such file or directory
root@:~#_

{someone pls help what to do next so i cna proced with the installation}

Your system is starting in maintenance mode which should __not__ happen when you boot through a Live CD. Is it happening in persistence (as in even after a reboot)? Because you are successfully booting up so the media should not be bad.

after you get the root prompt try following commands

svcadm enable gdm

see if this helps you get the GUI.
 

proxyg33k

Smashed Buffer >>
there is just one problem m facing ...fast track also didn`t helpd me in that.....

m using zte dialup modem..... dont knw how to configure it.....

and also hav some probs using pppd........sugggest any links to the prob if u can :)
 
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krabhishek

krabhishek

Right off the assembly line
there is just one problem m facing ...fast track also didn`t helpd me in that.....

m using zte dialup modem..... dont knw how to configure it.....

and also hav some probs using pppd........sugggest any links to the prob if u can :)

To be honest, I have never tried Dial-up modems on OpenSolaris. But now that you have asked, I will try to look for it and give you a heads up if I find something.
 

proxyg33k

Smashed Buffer >>
To be honest, I have never tried Dial-up modems on OpenSolaris. But now that you have asked, I will try to look for it and give you a heads up if I find something.


thnxxx for replying....... :) it`ll b gr8 help if u`ll provide some help ovr it.....m just tryng to configure it from last two months , but still no success ....
 
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vndprkh.09

Broken In
hey when will this contest of geek hunt quiz will end and we will come to know of winners i am waiting for it eagerly...
 

hotdesert1

Right off the assembly line
I have installed Open solaris on my machine. i am using cable broadband through Lan. the problem is i cant connect to internet in open solaris, while i can in windows7. can someone please help with the settings...
 

small ninja

Right off the assembly line
HOW TO ASK A QUESTION HERE:shock:?

---------- Post added at 12:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:58 PM ----------

HOW TO ASK A QUESTION HERE:shock:? I MEAN HOW I CAN ASK FOR HELP TO A PROBLEM OF MINE REGARDING OSs?
 
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