Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by JKB » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 18:04:55



Hello,

I'm trying to install Solaris 10 on a laptop Lenovo 17305. I use a
DVD that can install without any trouble Solaris on an Acer 1700,
but after grub stage, kernel prints :

Solaris 10.......
Copyright...

an error (I cannot read it becauce system reboots).

Any idea ? I'm downloading last release of Solaris 10, but I'm not
sure that the new one will works... This laptop perfectly works with
Vista.

Regards,

JKB


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Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by Thad Flory » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 20:23:01


Just a thought: there may be a hardware incompatibility and/or lack
of a driver. Try the Solaris 10 install_check and/or Java equivalent;
the install_check is a bootable CD (made from an ISO download). See:

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

A similar Java device detection tool is here:

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by JKB » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:05:44

Le 06-10-2008, ? propos de
Re: Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305,
Thad Floryan ?crivait dans comp.unix.solaris :


OK, I shall try.

I have rebooted with -kd option. Panic is :

panic[cpu0]/thread=fec1ec20: page_free...

Regards,

JKB


--
Le cerveau, c'est un vritable scandale cologique. Il reprsente 2% de notre
masse corporelle, mais disperse lui seul 25% de l'nergie que nous
consommons tous les jours.
 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by JKB » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:09:26

Le 06-10-2008, ? propos de
Re: Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305,
JKB ?crivait dans comp.unix.solaris :


install_check hangs too :-( with the same strange error...



--
Le cerveau, c'est un vritable scandale cologique. Il reprsente 2% de notre
masse corporelle, mais disperse lui seul 25% de l'nergie que nous
consommons tous les jours.
 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by JKB » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:44:35

Le 06-10-2008, ? propos de
Re: Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305,
JKB ?crivait dans comp.unix.solaris :


With acpi-user-options=0x2, system boots but hangs when it tries to
detect disk... If I find a workarounf, I'll come back...

JKB

--
Le cerveau, c'est un vritable scandale cologique. Il reprsente 2% de notre
masse corporelle, mais disperse lui seul 25% de l'nergie que nous
consommons tous les jours.
 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by Thad Flory » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:56:13


Solaris might not be compatible with your system. BTW, the
model of what you have is "Y710" (and there are 3 varieties);
"17305" cannot be found on Lenovo's web site but a Google
search matched 17305 to Y710 which can be found at Lenovo.

I took my copy of the install_check CD with me to stores when
I was looking for a system that would definitely run Solaris
10u5; most worked, some didn't, and what I ended up buying was
a desktop that only needed a 3rd-party Ethernet driver for
which install_check displayed the URL where it could be found.

OpenSolaris may work on your laptop and I believe it's also a
"Live CD".

For testing purposes, can you boot any Linux or FreeBSD Live CD?
Can you boot a Vista PE (Preinstallation Environment) CD (it's
sort of like a Linux Live CD)? FWIW, the desktop I bought now
boots into Solaris 10u5, Fedora 9, and Vista SP1 (triple-boot
using Solaris' grub).
 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by JKB » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 01:24:04

Le 06-10-2008, ? propos de
Re: Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305,
Thad Floryan ?crivait dans comp.unix.solaris :


With acpi-user-options=0x2, I have installed Solaris 10. Now, I have
another trouble with BCM5906 NIC adapter. Does someone know if this
NIC is supported ? This adapter should be supported by bge driver
(new feature), but I don't know where I can download this new bge
driver...

Regards,

JKB

--
Le cerveau, c'est un vritable scandale cologique. Il reprsente 2% de notre
masse corporelle, mais disperse lui seul 25% de l'nergie que nous
consommons tous les jours.
 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by Thad Flory » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 01:42:27


You can look at the Hardware Compatibility List at Sun using the URLs
I
posted previously by backing-up on the URL to get to .../hcl/, or you
can
boot the install_check CD (assuming the ACPI change now permits it to
boot.
 
 
 

Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by Ian Collin » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 04:31:21


Any strong reason for installing Solaris 10 rather than an OpenSolaris
build? Laptop support is way better in current builds than it is in S10.

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Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305

Post by JKB » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 15:28:31

Le 06-10-2008, ? propos de
Re: Solaris install on Lenovo model 17305,
Ian Collins ?crivait dans comp.unix.solaris :


Do you think that OpenSolaris supports this NIC ? I have found no
infomation about BCM5906...

Regards,

JKB

--
Le cerveau, c'est un vritable scandale cologique. Il reprsente 2% de notre
masse corporelle, mais disperse lui seul 25% de l'nergie que nous
consommons tous les jours.