Installing Solaris 10 on VirtualBox(In Win7)

For test purposes you may need to install Solaris on virtual box. Here is very simple steps how to do this:

1. First of all, you should have installed VirtualBox. Or download it from here VirtualBox.

2. Then download VirtualBox Appliance Image Solaris 10 10/09 . For this you may need free registration.

Extract downloaded file. In an extracted folder you should see the file named Solaris_10_u8.ovf

Open VirtualBox, from the menu bar choose File->Import Appliance(Or simply click Ctrl+I), click Choose button and select Solaris_10_u8.ovf file, click Next and you will see the following picture:

Appliance_Import_Wizard_Settings

Click Finish and wait for a while.

If importing fails by the following error (or similar):

Virtual Box Error

It means that you may have a corrupted Solaris_10_u8.ovf  file. Delete existing file and  redownload it, or retry to extract.

If everything is OK, you should see the following picture:

Oracle_VM_Virtual_Manager

  

 Solaris 10 Installation

 

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_keyboard_layout

Click Esc-2 to continue or F2 it depends.

Type the network interface name, or leave the default(press Enter).

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Network_Connectivity

Click F2.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_DHCP_for

Click F2.

Type the name of the host, in our example hostname is host1.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Hostname_for

Click F2.

Type the IP of the server.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_IP_Address

Click F2.

My system is part of a subnet, that’s why I am indicating option YES.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Subnet

Click F2.

Type the netmask.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Netmask

Click F2.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_IPv6

Click F2.

Choose Specify One  to type  IP address of the default route yourself.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Default_Route

Click F2.

Type the IP address of the default route.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Default_Route_IP

Click F2.

Confirm the information, if it is correct and click F2.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Confirm_Information

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Security_Policy

Click F2, Confirm the following information and click F2.

Choose the name service, I am choosing None.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Name_Service

Click F2, Confirm the following information and click F2.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_NFSv4_Domain_Name

Click F2, Confirm the following information and click F2.

Choose your time zone, I am choosing Asia:

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Time_Zone

Click F2 and choose your country or region, I am choosing Georgia.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Country_Region

Click F2, Confirm the following informations and click again F2.

Type the password of the server.

Solaris_10installation_on_VirtualBox_Root_Password

Click F2. It will reboot itself.

After a reboot, type root as a login name and its password(which we have set before).

That’s is all. I hope it was helpful for you, or partially helpful.

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