So, I tried debian, it installed fine, but it decided that one disk didn't have a partition table it recognised. Even though it was configured exactly the same as the other 5 in the zpool, bit odd.
So next, I gave Openindiana a go, detected the pool straight off. Said I could update, so it's now running at zpool v28. So, no going back to SXCE I think.
It has a few tweaks I want to remember:
This is an odd one, apparently you have to:
- disable the NWAM auto config stuff.
svcadm disable physical:nwam
add your IP to /etc/hosts
use ipadm to configure the interface
ipadm create-addr -T static -a local=192.168.1.122/24 e1000g0/v4static
Add the gateway
route -p add default 192.168.1.123
Add DNS servers to /etc/resolv.conf
cp /etc/nsswitch.dns /etc/nsswitch.conf
pkg install storage-server
svcadm disable svc:/network/smb/client:default
svcadm disable svc:/network/smb/server:default
svcadm enable svc:/network/samba:default
smbpasswd -a your_username
I had to change the UID of the username to match what ubuntu was expecting, easier than trying to muck about with samba permissions, just make the UNIX permissions match up on both ends, and it should all work!
Download the solaris version,
pkg-add -d ./VirtualBox-4.1.8-SunOS-r75467.pkg
Seems to install just fine!
Autostart Virtualbox Guest
Get the package from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxsvc/
pkgadd -d COSvboxsvc-0.15.pkg
Edit the vbox-svc.xml, and add the correct VM name, username ,and group to run as.
svcadm import ./vbox-svc.xml
All in all fairly simple, when you know how. Quite different to what I'm used to with linux, and I'd forgotten all my SXCE stuff!