Saturday, February 23, 2013

Virtualizing Solaris 10 with KVM

If you plan on installing Solaris 10  as a virtual machine in KVM on x86_64, it won't even start the install before it panics the CPU and hangs.

When you start the boot to install, from the ISO image, GRUB pops up.  Edit the default boot entry and edit the /kernel/$ISA_PLAT/unix in the kernel line and change it to /kernel/unix.

It will boot correctly and you can do the install, after that, it boots correctly.