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== Build instructions ==
 
== Build instructions ==
  
OpenSolaris has moved to multiboot, so GRUB2 contains all necessary parts, except maybe the filesystem support (ufs compatibility must be checked, zfs doesn't exist yet for grub2).
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OpenSolaris has moved to multiboot, so GRUB2 contains all necessary parts including the ufs and zfs support.
  
The instructions on Shudong Zhou's blog don't work anymore, because Sun changed the boot mechanism (again).
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The instructions on [http://blogs.oracle.com/szhou/entry/booting_solaris_from_linuxbios Shudong Zhou's blog] don't work anymore, because Sun changed the boot mechanism (again).
  
what should work (but doesn't for me, yet):
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what should work:
  multiboot /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix
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  multiboot /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix
  module /boot/x86.microroot (that filename might be different)
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  module /boot/x86.microroot /boot/x86.microroot (that filename might be different)
 
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Part of the problem is that the multiboot kernel's header claims that the file is "a.out kludge", but really is ELF (someone probably copy&pasted example code too eagerly). PatrickGeorgi reported it with them, see http://bugs.opensolaris.org/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6691145
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That still doesn't work, probably because GRUB2 doesn't provide all multiboot tables yet (memory table stuff, etc)
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== More information ==
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* http://blogs.sun.com/szhou/entry/booting_solaris_from_linuxbios
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* http://bugs.opensolaris.org/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6475349
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Latest revision as of 10:50, 17 January 2014

OpenSolaris is an operating system.

We're currently evaluating how to boot OpenSolaris via coreboot using the GRUB2 payload.

Build instructions

OpenSolaris has moved to multiboot, so GRUB2 contains all necessary parts including the ufs and zfs support.

The instructions on Shudong Zhou's blog don't work anymore, because Sun changed the boot mechanism (again).

what should work:

multiboot /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix
module /boot/x86.microroot /boot/x86.microroot (that filename might be different)
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