Installation Solaris 2.6 Sparc on Qemu - Part2 Solaris Installation

Introduction

In the previous tutorial we showed the exact steps needed for configuring, compiling and installing Qemu  for Sparc32 support on Fedora Linux.

The goal of this article is to describe detailed steps of installation Solaris 2.6 Sparc (SunOS 5.6) into Qemu image. The Qemu image may be used for quick testing of Cisco IOU binary images compiled for Sparc platform.

Unfortunately I managed to install Solaris into SS-5 only so we are restricted to maximum 256 MB RAM. As you can imagine this RAM size is not convenient for running complex topology with multiple IOU instances. After reinstallation qemu-system-sparc to version 0.1.50 a problem has gone.

Assuming we have patched Qemu binary compiled for Sparc support and installed in /usr/local/ directory we can go ahead with Solaris  installation.

1. Before Install Steps

Download Solaris Install CD, create Qemu Hardisk and start installation.

a)  Prepare Solaris 2.6 Installation CD

Try to find torrent file or use Oracle download page.

b)  Create Qemu Hard Disk

$ /usr/local/bin/qemu-img create -f qcow2 36G.disk 36G

c)  Start OS Installation

/usr/local/bin/qemu-system-sparc -bios /usr/local/share/qemu/ss20_v2.25_rom -M SS-20 -nographic -boot d -hda ./36G.disk -m 512 -cdrom ./2.6/Solaris_2.6_Software_05_98.img -serial telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server  -smp 2,cores=4 -cpu "TI SuperSparc 60"

QEMU waiting for connection on: telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server

Explanation

- M SS-20 - type of Solaris VM
- boot d - boot from CDROM
- m  512        - 512 MB RAM
- serial telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server - redirect output of serial port to the telnet server

d)  Telnet to localhost

After successful telnet to localhost you can see boot of  Solaris.  Boot stops on "Can't open boot device" message. Enter following commands:

ok setenv sbus-probe-list f
sbus-probe-list =  f
ok reset 

System will be restarted. Continue and boot from Install CD with command boot disk2:d  -v.

$ telnet localhost 3000

Here is the bootlog.txt.

ok boot disk2:d
Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@2,0:d  File and args:
SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WARNING: /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@0,0 (sd0):
corrupt label - wrong magic number

Configuring devices...
fdintr: nobody sleeping (c0 0 0)
The system is coming up.  Please wait.

2. Solaris Installation

We will go through several Menus.

a)  Language Menu

Select a Language

0) English
1) German
2) Spanish
3) French
4) Italian
5) Swedish

Press 0

b)  Locale Menu

Select a Locale

0) USA - English (ASCII only)         12) Lithuania
1) Czech Republic                     13) Latvia
2) Denmark                            14) Netherlands
3) Greece                             15) Netherlands/Belgium
4) Australia - English (ISO-8859-1)   16) Norway
5) Canada - English (ISO-8859-1)      17) Poland
6) Ireland - English ( 8 bit )        18) Portugal
7) New Zealand - English ( 8 bit )    19) Portugal/Brazil
8) UK - English (ISO-8859-1)          20) Russia
9) USA - English (ISO-8859-1)         21) Finland
10) Estonia                            22) Turkey
11) Hungary                            23) Go Back to Previous Screen

Select your locale

c)  Terminal Type Menu

What type of terminal are you using?
1) ANSI Standard CRT
2) DEC VT52
3) DEC VT100
4) Heathkit 19
5) Lear Siegler ADM31
6) PC Console
7) Sun Command Tool
8) Sun Workstation
9) Televideo 910
10) Televideo 925
11) Wyse Model 50
12) X Terminal Emulator (xterms)
13) Other
Type the number of your choice and press Return:

Select option 3)   DEC VT100

d)  The Solaris Installation Window

Press F2 to continue installation.

e)  System Identification Window

Press F2 to continue.

f)  Hostname Window

Type  hostname  and press F2 to continue.

g)  Network Connectivity Window

Press F2 to continue installation.

h)  IP Address Window

Type  IP address - 10.0.2.15 and continue with F2 key.

i)  Network Settings Confirm Window

Press F2.

j)  Name Service Window

Go down with arrow key and Select option "None"  with Space bar key. The new Confirm window appears, press F2 again.

k)  Subnet Window

Select option YES and press F2. A new Subnet windows appears. Confirm selected subnet mask 255.255.255.0 with F2 key.

l)  Time Zone Window

Select your time zone, then F2.

m)  Date and Time Window

Accept date with F2 key. A new window appears, just confirm selected parameters with F2.

3. Disk Formatting

We have to format disk. This problem is described here in more detail.

http://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=61

a)  Disk Failure Window

b)  Disk Formatting

Exiting (caught signal 11)

Type suninstall to restart.
# format -e

AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c0t0d0 <drive type unknown>
/iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/espdma@5,8400000/esp@5,8800000/sd@0,0
Specify disk (enter its number): 0

Type 0 and press Enter.

AVAILABLE DRIVE TYPES:
0. Auto configure
1. Quantum ProDrive 80S
2. Quantum ProDrive 105S
3. CDC Wren IV 94171-344
4. SUN0104
5. SUN0207
6. SUN0327
7. SUN0340
8. SUN0424
9. SUN0535
10. SUN0669
11. SUN1.0G
12. SUN1.05
13. SUN1.3G
14. SUN2.1G
15. SUN2.9G
16. other
Specify disk type (enter its number):

Specify disk type (enter its number): 16
Enter number of data cylinders: 24620
Enter number of alternate cylinders[2]: Enter
Enter number of physical cylinders[24622]: Enter
Enter number of heads: 27
Enter physical number of heads[default]: Enter
Enter number of data sectors/track: 107
Enter number of physical sectors/track[default]: Enter
Enter rpm of drive[3600]: Enter
Enter format time[default]: Enter
Enter cylinder skew[default]: Enter
Enter track skew[default]: Enter
Enter tracks per zone[default]: Enter
Enter alternate tracks[default]: Enter
Enter alternate sectors[default]: Enter
Enter cache control[default]: Enter
Enter prefetch threshold[default]: Enter
Enter minimum prefetch[default]: Enter
Enter maximum prefetch[default]: Enter
Enter disk type name (remember quotes): Qemu36GB
selecting c0t0d0
[disk formatted]

Note  If you are not sure with some parameter, use char ? for help.

FORMAT MENU:
disk       - select a disk
type       - select (define) a disk type
partition  - select (define) a partition table
current    - describe the current disk
format     - format and analyze the disk
repair     - repair a defective sector
label      - write label to the disk
analyze    - surface analysis
defect     - defect list management
backup     - search for backup labels
verify     - read and display labels
save       - save new disk/partition definitions
inquiry    - show vendor, product and revision
scsi       - independent SCSI mode selects
volname    - set 8-character volume name
!<cmd>     - execute <cmd>, then return
quit
format> label
Ready to label disk, continue? y

WARNING: /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/espdma@5,8400000/esp@5,8800000/sd@0,0 (sd0):
corrupt label - wrong magic number

Vendor 'QEMU', product 'QEMU', 75497472 512 byte blocks
<Qemu36GB cyl 24620 alt 2 hd 27 sec 107>
format> q
#
# suninstall
Starting Solaris installation program...
Executing JumpStart preinstall phase...
Searching for SolStart directory...
Checking rules.ok file...

c)  Solaris Installation Window

Press F2. A new window with "Allocate Client Services" offer appears. Press F2 again.  Select your language in  Language Window.

d)  Software Window

Choose Core System Support.

e)  Disk Window

Select c0t0d0 disk with Spacebar key. Press F4 several times to  get to the "Select Location Root window".

Press F2 to continue and back to "Select Disk Window". Press F2 to continue installation.

f)  Reconfigure EEPROM Window

Press F2 and again F2 - we do not need to  preserve existing data.

g)  Layout Window

Do not let Solaris to create automatic layout, press F4 for "Manual Layout".

h)  File System and Disk Layout

Press F4 to customize size of your  partitions on disk c0t0d0.

Press ESC-2  to confirm your choice.

ESC-2  to continue. Do not allow to mount remote server, Esc-2 to ignore an offer.

Esc-2 to continue.

i)  Warning Window

Safely ignore warnings and continue with F2 key.

j)  Reboot Widnow

Select "Manual Reboot"  as we need to make few changes after install. Then press F2 to start installation

4. After Install Procedure

Solaris 2.6 software installation succeeded.  Some additional task are required to do to get Solaris running properly after reboot.

a)  According to this article we have to add following line to /a/etc/system to be able to boot from hdd.

# cat >> /a/etc/system

set scsi_options=0x58

^d

b)  Make installation to be able boot in multi-user mode

All thanks go to the original author of this idea. In fact, it helps me to boot my Solaris installation in multi-user mode. So far I have got this error message when I started Solaris in multi-user mode.

Assertion failed: MUTEX_HELD(&svc_mutex), file rpc/svc_run.c, line 754

Note  Single user mode worked fine.

To get a sort of multiuser boot going, we apparently need to move S73nfs.client, S74autofs, S74syslog, and S80lp out of the way. It will boot all the way  to the login prompt.

Note  Suns ONLY start programs beginning with capital S in the /etc/rc*.d directories upon startup, by switching the name to lowercase, you make it easy to go back and re-add the service.

# cd /a/etc/rc2.d

# mv S74xntpd s74xntpd
# mv S75cron s75cron
# mv S76nscd s76nscd
# mv S80lp s80lp
# mv S88sendmail s88sendmail
# mv S71rpc s71rpc
# mv S73nfs.client s73nfs.client
# mv S92volmgt s92volmgt
# mv S85power s85power
# mv S74autofs s74autofs
# mv S74syslog s74syslog
# mv S88utmpd s88utmpd
# mv S99audit s99audit
# mv S99dtlogin s99dtlogin

# cd /a/etc/rc3.d

# mv S15nfs.server s15nfs.server
#mv S76snmpdx s76snmpdx
# mv S77dmi s77dmi

Now you can halt the system. Start Solaris with command:

$ /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-sparc -bios /usr/local/share/qemu/ss20_v2.25_rom -M SS-20 -nographic -boot c -hda ./36G.disk -m 512  -serial telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server -smp 2,cores=4 -cpu "TI SuperSparc 60"

Always enter setenv sbus-probe-list f   and reset command. After restart boot Solaris disk from disk:

ok boot disk0 -v

After while  the login prompt appears.  Login to the system with a root account. Password is not set.

 End.

55 thoughts on “Installation Solaris 2.6 Sparc on Qemu - Part2 Solaris Installation

  1. Hello Brezular,

    I am using cent os on my pc. The installation of sun solaris sparc and Qemu installation is same as Fedora Linux. If not please suggest me.

    Thanks

    • I am also using cent os on my pc. I succeed installing solaris 2.6 on qemu by his instructions.

  2. Trying Solaris 10 Sparc as guest on RHEL 6 X86_64

    What am I doing wrong?

    # qemu-system-sparc -bios ./ss5-170.bin -M SS-5 -nographic -boot d -hda /kvm2/20G.disk -m 256 -cdrom ./osol-0906-ai-sparc.iso -startdate 2009-12-13

    Power-ON Reset

    MB86907 POST 2.2.3 03SEP96

    Probing system memory: 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32
    Config = 8800AAAA
    0Kb ecache detected

    initializing TLB
    initializing cache

    Allocating SRMMU Context Table
    Setting SRMMU Context Register
    Setting SRMMU Context Table Pointer Register
    Allocating SRMMU Level 1 Table
    Mapping RAM
    Mapping ROM

    ttya initialized
    Probing Memory Bank #0 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #1 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #2 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #3 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #4 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #5 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #6 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #7 32 Megabytes
    Incorrect configuration checksum;
    Setting NVRAM parameters to default values.
    Setting diag-switch? NVRAM parameter to true
    Probing CPU FMI,MB86907
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 5,0 espdma esp sd st SUNW,bpp ledma le
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 4,0 SUNW,CS4231 power-management
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 1,0 Nothing there
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 2,0 Nothing there
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 3,0 Nothing there
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 0,0 Nothing there
    screen not found.
    Can't open input device.
    Keyboard not present. Using tty for input and output.
    Probing Memory Bank #0 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #1 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #2 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #3 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #4 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #5 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #6 32 Megabytes
    Probing Memory Bank #7 32 Megabytes
    Incorrect configuration checksum;
    Setting NVRAM parameters to default values.
    Setting diag-switch? NVRAM parameter to true
    Probing CPU FMI,MB86907
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 5,0 espdma esp sd st SUNW,bpp ledma le
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 4,0 SUNW,CS4231 power-management
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 1,0 Nothing there
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 2,0 Nothing there
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 3,0 Nothing there
    Probing /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000 at 0,0 Nothing there

    SPARCstation 5, No Keyboard
    ROM Rev. 2.29, 256 MB memory installed, Serial #0.
    Ethernet address 52:54:0:12:34:56, Host ID: 80000000.

    Boot device: /iommu/sbus/ledma@5,8400010/le@5,8c00000 File and args:
    Internal loopback test -- Wrong packet length; expected 36, observed 64

    Can't open boot device

    Type help for more information
    ok boot disk2:d -v
    Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@5,8400000/esp@5,8800000/sd@2,0:d File and args: -v
    Bad magic number in disk label
    Can't open disk label package

    Can't open boot device

    ok

    • The file name looks like it's OpenSolaris 2009.06, which
      - is 64 bit only, so vanilla qemu doesn't support it
      - is not bootable. One would have to use wanboot in order to install it.

  3. Solaris sparc SuperStation 20 in qemu

    ./qemu-system-sparc -m 512 -hda flash -net nic,vlan=1,macaddr=52:54:0:12:34:56 -net tap,vlan=1,ifname=tap0,script=./qemunet.sh -serial telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server -bios ss20_v2.25_rom -M SS-20 -cpu "TI SuperSparc 60" -g 1152x900 -nographic

    • yes, I tried it many times but it's always freezing here:

      Can't open boot device

      Type help for more information
      ok boot disk0
      Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@0,0 File and args:
      SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
      Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

      Don't really know what could be a reason. Here is a command:

      /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-sparc -m 512 -hda ./36G.disk -net nic,vlan=1,macaddr=52:54:0:12:34:56 -net tap,vlan=1,ifname=tap0,script=no -serial telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server -bios /usr/local/share/qemu/ss20_v2.25_rom -M SS-20 -cpu "TI SuperSparc 60" -g 1152x900 -nographic

      Any suggestions? Thanks.

  4. qemu 1.0.1 and solaris 2.6 + ss5.bin

    if you do setenv sbus-probe-list f and reset and then try to boot disk0 -v (when you've finished installation), it doesn't work. Just skip the setenv sbus-probe-list command and go direct to disk0 -v. Works perfect to boot from virtual disk.

    I can confirm success on this emulation stack booting into multi-user as per article
    Solaris 2.6 -> ss5.bin BIOS -> qemu 1.0.1 -> Ubuntu 11.10 desktop -> VirtualBox -> Windows Server 2008 x64 -> Intel i5

    This guide was spot on 99% of the time with the steps. Excellent work!

    • Yes, you are right. Command "setenv sbus-probe-list f" is only needed for SS-20 Sparc. If you are installing Solaris on SS-5 it is not needed.
      The article describes installation Solaris 2.6 on SS-20, that 's why it is there.

  5. Hi brezular,

    i downloaded an already-build image "36G.disk" from internet and try to run in macbook with macosx lion.

    The error message when boot :
    ===

    Power-ON Reset

    SMCC SPARCstation 10/20 UP/MP POST version VRV3.45 (09/11/95)

    CPU_#0 TI, TMS390Z50(3.x) 0Mb External cache

    CPU_#1 ******* NOT installed *******
    CPU_#2 ******* NOT installed *******
    CPU_#3 ******* NOT installed *******

    <<>> IS RUNNING (MID = 00000008)

    $$$$$ WARNING : No Keyboard Detected! $$$$$
    MMU Context Table Reg Test
    MMU Context Register Test
    MMU TLB Bit Pattern Tests

    <<>>
    ERROR : Address = 00000000,
    exp = aaaaa000, obs = 00000000, xor = aaaaa000
    U-NUMBER : Suspect Viking Module
    ===

    is there any hints ?

    thanks

  6. Dear brezular:

    Many thanks to these helpful instructions.
    I was wondering is there any methods to transfer files between host system and guest system?
    I am looking forward to your reply. Thank you for your attention.

    Best regards,
    Ben

  7. Hi Ben
    Thank you so so so much for your detailed instruction

    I need your help ..I dont know for some reason i am stuck here for hours i am waiting
    My configuration :-
    Fedora 15
    Solaries_2.6 image burned on cd

    You config was -m 512 -cdrom ./2.6/Solaris_2.6_Software_05_98.img due to error i am getting i changed it to -m 512 -cdrom /media/2.6/Solaris_2.6_Software_05_98.img ..Pls note the img is in cd and i pathed it as /media/2.6/image

    /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-sparc -bios /usr/local/share/qemu/ss20_v2.25_rom -M SS-20 -nographic -boot d -hda ./36G.disk -m 512 -cdrom /media/2.6/Solaris_2.6_Software_05_98.img -serial telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server -smp 2,cores=2 -cpu "TI SuperSparc 60"
    QEMU waiting for connection on: telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server <---- Nothing happening here

  8. Thank You for your replay.
    Its just stuck in waiting stage and the curson blinks in the below output:-
    QEMU waiting for connection on: telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server

    I am waiting for you d)option below to continue my installation but unfortunatly i am not able to move ahead then "QEMU waiting for connection on: telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server "

    {d) Telnet to localhost

    After successful telnet to localhost you can see boot of Solaris. Boot stops on “Can’t open boot device” message. Enter following commands:}

    I thought Firewall might be blocking telnet port to host 3000 and i allowed it and then i closed firewall which is inbuild in fedora 15 and still qemu hangs and stuck with blinking cursor at
    QEMU waiting for connection on: telnet:0.0.0.0:3000,server ..?

    Thank You

    • Option -boot d tells Qemu to boot from image attached to CDROM. Is it really you want? If not, use option -boot c. Then Qemu boots from disk - image 36GB.disk in our case. Now, omit option telnet. Use the command below. Something change?

      /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-sparc -bios /usr/local/share/qemu/ss20_v2.25_rom -M SS-20 -nographic -boot c -hda ./36G.disk -m 512 -smp 2,cores=2 -cpu "TI SuperSparc 60"

  9. Hi Ben,

    Just one question

    Everthing was working but then i had to reinstall Fedora 15 for a crash happened unknowingly :)

    But after i reinstalled fedora and everything i did as i did before but now i am hanged and stuck when the boot process is booted using

    I am stuck and hanged in the below boot disk0 -v

    Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    <----------------------------------------Nothing happening after this

    SPARCstation 20 (1 X 390Z50), No Keyboard
    ROM Rev. 2.25, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #0.
    Ethernet address 52:54:0:12:34:56, Host ID: 72000000.

    Power-On SelfTest FAILED ... Replace MBUS0 Module

    Type help for more information
    ok boot disk0
    Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@0,0 File and args:
    SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
    Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    THANK YOU :)

    • I get hung at:

      ==============================================================

      Boot device: /iommu/sbus/ledma@f,400010/le@f,c00000 File and args:
      Internal loopback test -- Wrong packet length; expected 36, observed 64

      Can't open boot device

      Type help for more information
      ok boot disk2:d -v
      Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@2,0:d File and args: -v
      Size: 243560+176918+41926 Bytes
      SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
      Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      Using default device instance data
      -
      ================================================================

      I let it sit for about 20 minutes. I'm using Qemu 0.14.1 though, not sure if that's the problem.

    • Solaris 2.6 installation freezes soon after boot from CD when Qemu 0.14.1 is used. SS-5 works fine with Qemu 0.14.1. Is it any reason why you need 0.14.1?

  10. Hi Brezular,

    How to determined the number of cylinders, heads, and sectors/track for partitions like you stated in 'Disk Formatting' sectio? I allocate 15G for solaris installation.

      • Thanks for the reply. Which utility in Hiren's boot CD exactly you used to read those CHS value? And how to do that in host OS (Fedora 15)? I have to find those value because i had different size of disk partitions for Solaris installation in my case.

  11. Thanks for shuch a good tutorial. I have installed s.olaris but can't ping my ubuntu host. I have the folliwing:

    Ubuntu Host running qemu 1.1 with ip address 192.168.2.10/24
    Solaris 2.6 ip address 192.168.2.15/24

    I don know why they can't ping each other :( ?

  12. Dear brezular:

    Many thanks to these helpful instructions.
    Installation is complete, Solaris 2.6 is running on Fedora17.
    But when I run a program that was running on SunOS4.1,displayed as "Killed" and stop.
    The program is also running on Solaris10.
    It is a compiler for the i960.
    Similarly, there are some other programs that do not run.
    Is there any similar cases and solutions?

    I am looking forward to your reply. Thank you for your attention.

    Best regards,
    Tak.

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  14. Hi, I could sucessfully install everything, even GNU packages, execpt for GNUgcc throwing:

    # pkgadd -d. GNUgcc

    Processing package instance from

    GNU gcc 2.95.2 i86pc Solaris 2.6
    (i386) 2.95.2
    GNU
    ## Executing checkinstall script.

    This package must be installed on a i386 architecture

    Aborting installation.

    pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully

    Installation of failed.
    No changes were made to the system.

    I'd rather used Sun cc, but:
    # find / -name cc -type -f 2>/dev/null

    But, thanks for the great Howto.

    Steve

  15. I believe I've followed this tutorial correctly.
    I can install Solaris 6 or 8, but when I 'boot disk0' I always get:
    ok boot disk0
    Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@0,0 File and args:
    bootblk: can't find the boot program
    Program terminated
    ok

    even after setting "setenv sbus-probe-list f".
    I've tried both ss20 & ss5 bios files (ss5 with/without setting sbus-probe-list f)

    I'm running Centos 6.3
    Processor (CPU): Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5607 @ 2.27GHz
    Speed: 2,261.05 MHz
    Cores: 8
    Total memory (RAM): 5.8 GB
    Free memory: 791.3 MB (+ 3.5 GB Caches)
    Free swap: 9.7 GB

    ok devalias
    ttyb /obio/zs@0,100000:b
    ttya /obio/zs@0,100000:a
    keyboard! /obio/zs@0,0:forcemode
    keyboard /obio/zs@0,0
    floppy /obio/SUNW,fdtwo
    scsi /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000
    net-aui /iommu/sbus/ledma@f,400010:aui/le@f,c00000
    net-tpe /iommu/sbus/ledma@f,400010:tpe/le@f,c00000
    net /iommu/sbus/ledma@f,400010/le@f,c00000
    disk /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@3,0
    cdrom /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@6,0:d
    tape /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/st@4,0
    tape1 /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/st@5,0
    tape0 /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/st@4,0
    disk3 /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@3,0
    disk2 /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@2,0
    disk1 /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@1,0
    disk0 /iommu/sbus/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@0,0
    ok

    ok show-devs
    /TI,TMS390Z50@f,f8fffffc
    /SUNW,sx@f,80000000
    /eccmemctl@f,0
    /virtual-memory@0,0
    /memory@0,0
    /obio
    /iommu@f,e0000000
    /openprom
    /aliases
    /options
    /packages
    /obio/power@0,a01000
    /obio/auxio@0,800000
    /obio/SUNW,fdtwo@0,700000
    /obio/interrupt@0,400000
    /obio/counter@0,300000
    /obio/eeprom@0,200000
    /obio/zs@0,0
    /obio/zs@0,100000
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/SUNW,bpp@f,4800000
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/ledma@f,400010
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/espdma@f,400000
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/ledma@f,400010/le@f,c00000
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/st
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd
    /packages/obp-tftp
    /packages/deblocker
    /packages/disk-label
    ok

    ok probe-scsi-all
    /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/espdma@f,400000/esp@f,800000
    Target 0
    Unit 0 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 1 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 2 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 3 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 4 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 5 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 6 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Unit 7 Disk QEMU QEMU HARDDISK 1.3.
    Target 2
    Unit 0 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 1 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 2 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 3 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 4 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 5 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 6 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.
    Unit 7 Removable Read Only device QEMU QEMU CD-ROM 1.3.

    Any and all help will be appreciated.

  16. Excellent Post!

    I have an old server running solaris 6 and i am considering to migrate it to a vmachine exactly as you did. Have you performed any performance test or noticed any incompatibility during your tests ?

  17. Many thanks to you for this tuto!
    Is it possible to run a Solaris 6 with graphic mode?
    Anything is correct from my side, but I've go some difficulties for running it in graph mode.
    Any help is welcome :)

    Alex

  18. Hi,

    Thanks for this tuto...

    I am begginer in Linux and I need to install Solaris on a emulating sparc machine.

    I had a problem when I execute the commands of the iten "c) Start OS Installation"

    I had the follow error:

    qemu: fatal: Trap 0x02 while interrupts disabled, Error state
    pc: 00000000 npc: 00000004
    %g0-7: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    %o0-7: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    %l0-7: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    %i0-7: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    %f00: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
    %f08: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
    %f16: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
    %f24: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
    psr: 400000c0 (icc: ---- SPE: SP-) wim: 00000001
    fsr: 00000000 y: 00000000

    Have you ever seen this error?

    Sandro

  19. I managed to run Solaris 9 with boot disk2:d -vb and boot disk2:d -vs. However, when i do disk2:d, the system loads until the terminal type menu.

    What type of terminal are you using?
    1) ANSI Standard CRT
    2) DEC VT52
    3) DEC VT100
    4) Heathkit 19
    5) Lear Siegler ADM31
    6) PC Console
    7) Sun Command Tool
    8) Sun Workstation
    9) Televideo 910
    10) Televideo 925
    11) Wyse Model 50
    12) X Terminal Emulator (xterms)
    13) CDE Terminal Emulator (dtterm)
    14) Other
    Type the number of your choice and press Return: 3
    syslog service starting.
    savecore: no dump device configured
    Running in command line mode

    And nothing happens after that. Anyone encountered this issue?

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