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Sep 24, 2009

OpenSolaris Virtualbox Guest and NFS

Quick notes regarding nfs mounting from an OpenSolaris VBox guest.

I came up against an issue mounting via nfs from a Linux host to an OpenSolaris virtualbox guest (see this post for automounting nfs on OpenSolaris). Checking the host's logs revealed the issue: mountd:  [...] refused mount request [..] illegal port.

This is seemingly caused due to the natted connection between guest and host. Adding (insecure) in the host's /etc/exports line for this export enabled the guest to successfully mount the nfs share.

Sep 23, 2009

Torosug and Swag .. more

A few weeks ago we received some swag for our group from Sun


More pics to come soon.

The 'Bible' that came with the shipment:


Sep 11, 2009

OpenSolaris b122 and ATI sb600/700 ahci

Updating OpenSolaris b121 to b122 results in kernel panic (NOTICE: spa_import_rootpool: error 5)

Upgrading to the b122 bits on my laptop resulted in a kernel panic and reboots upon boot attempt. See this bug:

My work-around for this is to boot into my working BE (b121) and do the following:

beadm mount b122 /mnt

copy from /kernel to /mnt/kernel these bits:


and these:



bootadm update-archive -R /mnt

My system then booted successfully to b122.