LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Password
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris and OpenSolaris.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
custangro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: California
Distribution: Fedora , CentOS , Solaris 10, RHEL
Posts: 1,933
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
Installing other OSs in a Solaris Zone


Hello All,

is it possible to install another OS in a Solaris Zone? In other words; can I install Linux in a zone? If I can, how can I do it (documentation link would be nice) thanks

-custangro
 
Old 11-13-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,482

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Have a look at brandz in the OpenSolaris site.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 07:22 AM   #3
czezz
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Poland/Warsaw
Distribution: Slackware/Solaris
Posts: 563

Rep: Reputation: 30
Not really. Solaris containers are not virtual machines.
What may be interesting for you - since Linux Kernel 2.6.24 there will be accessaible expermimenatal Linux Containers - simillar thing like zones for solaris. It also wont be VM.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
crisostomo_enrico
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Madrid
Distribution: Solaris 10, Solaris Express Community Edition
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 35
I installed the CentOS image from http://www.opensolaris.org and it's working fine for me. I tried the experimental support for 2.6.x kernels, but decided to wait for it to be more mature.

If a 2.4 is right for you, try the instructions on http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/brandz/install/

Bye,
Enrico.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
custangro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: California
Distribution: Fedora , CentOS , Solaris 10, RHEL
Posts: 1,933
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by crisostomo_enrico View Post
I installed the CentOS image from http://www.opensolaris.org and it's working fine for me. I tried the experimental support for 2.6.x kernels, but decided to wait for it to be more mature.

If a 2.4 is right for you, try the instructions on http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/brandz/install/

Bye,
Enrico.
Is Brandz Available for Solaris 10 08/07? I am on a X86_64 machine and I am not using opensolaris, is it available for Solaris 10 08/07?


From what I read on opensolaris.com it seems simple enough...Hope that Solaris 10 08/07 has it (if not I hope it makes it into Solaris 11?)

-custango
 
Old 11-13-2007, 12:00 PM   #6
crisostomo_enrico
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Madrid
Distribution: Solaris 10, Solaris Express Community Edition
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 35
Quote:
Is Brandz Available for Solaris 10 08/07? I am on a X86_64 machine and I am not using opensolaris, is it available for Solaris 10 08/07?
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/commun...announcements/

Brandz were included in the mainline Solaris tree on 09/12/2006, so it's should be there! And installation instruction will be the same, of course!

Solaris Express Community Editions is a train moving faster, and it's stable, too. If you're not interested in enterprise/production quality of the OS, or if you're not buying Sun support, you can consider trying one of those. The Developer Edition and Nevada may be interesting too.

Happy zoning,
Enrico.

Last edited by crisostomo_enrico; 11-13-2007 at 12:16 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 01:05 AM   #7
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,482

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Quote:
Originally Posted by crisostomo_enrico View Post
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/commun...announcements/

Brandz were included in the mainline Solaris tree on 09/12/2006, so it's should be there!
The main Solaris tree is the one used to build Solaris Express, not Solaris 10 which is a different branch.
However, Brandz has been backported to Solaris 10 update 4 (a.k.a. 8/07) so the answer is still yes.
Here is update 4 press release which states that:
http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2007-...20070911.2.xml
and here is the official brandz documentation :
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817...1g?l=en&a=view

Last edited by jlliagre; 11-14-2007 at 03:18 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 03:09 AM   #8
crisostomo_enrico
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Madrid
Distribution: Solaris 10, Solaris Express Community Edition
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 35
Quote:
The main Solaris tree is the one use to build Solaris Express, not Solaris 10 which is a different branch.
Sorry for the misleading information, I completely missed that.

Enrico.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 04:42 PM   #9
custangro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: California
Distribution: Fedora , CentOS , Solaris 10, RHEL
Posts: 1,933
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
Problem Solved

Quote:
Originally Posted by crisostomo_enrico View Post
I installed the CentOS image from http://www.opensolaris.org and it's working fine for me. I tried the experimental support for 2.6.x kernels, but decided to wait for it to be more mature.

If a 2.4 is right for you, try the instructions on http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/brandz/install/

Bye,
Enrico.
This worked perfectly. Thanks for the links

-custangro
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DNS Zone x-fer - From one zone to another / Debian 3.1 + BIND9 kenwoodgt Linux - Software 0 11-01-2006 10:28 AM
Install 2 Linux OSs (FC4 and Mandrake) with Solaris and windows zillah Linux - Newbie 11 02-17-2006 12:17 AM
Doom 3, OSS, and installing things teatime Linux - Newbie 3 11-27-2004 06:34 PM
Issue with snd-pcm-oss and snd-mixer-oss; OSS load failed EnigmaX Slackware 3 07-26-2004 03:26 PM
linux firewall with internet zone, dmz and trusted zone ikhwan98 Linux - Security 1 11-27-2001 04:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration