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Old 01-20-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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opensolaris good beast or bad beast?

For some time I've been wanting to install opensolaris.

I have messed around with schillix, belenix and nexenta but have run into problems.

Some months back I had a spare x86_64 / 512 MB RAM laptop, and I tried the 2008.11 opernsolaris live CD on it. IT was murder ... that RAM is just too low. I mean, it _would_ run .. but it was soooo slow, and churned the hell out of the CD.

Anyhow, a spare 2GB dual core desktop came up, and decided to not lose hope and try opensolaris live CD on it. THis time, I did get installed onto HD.

Happily, it also had the sshd daemon on by default so I could use ssh to access it. <that was the one happy moment>

However, as any multi-distro installer knows, that's only the beginning.

Now the title of my post is a little provocation. But when I ask about beast, I was thinking about Barack Obama's car .. which is called the Beast. As a linux user, opensolaris is posing quite a few challenges.

Anyhow, I hjave read up a little and am undertsnading about this "roles" thing, and how I shoulduse pfexec instead of sudo etc. But I do have a question, believe or not. On my home LAN i have ssh access to the opensolaris machine. That home LAN is connected to the internet, and yet the opensooaris machine does not have access to internet.

it's as if I need to execute the "route" command on it. Does anybody know how I may sort that out?

Whn I say "know" I am not asking for the exact answer but maybe any links somevbody has foudn useful for my type of situation

Many thanks!

Last edited by stabu; 01-20-2009 at 05:01 PM. Reason: misspellings
Old 01-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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Your opensolaris box should have been automatically configured to access the Internet by your dhcp server.

What says:

ifconfig -a
netstat -rn
grep "^hosts:" /etc/nsswitch.conf
cat /etc/resolv.conf


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