Saturday, April 18, 2009

Note to self...

Never run zpool add when you mean to run zpool attach on your new disk. Apparently, zfs does not yet support shrinking a zpool. On the bright side, though I may not have redundant storage, I've now got much more space in my pool!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Upgrading an OpenSolaris Guest for Virtual Box 2.2

Virtual Box 2.2 was just released. I was rather excited to try Compiz in a box, but was soon disappointed to find that my guest OS could not start properly. After some tinkering, I booted into single-user mode (hit e on the text boot line, then add -s at the end of the kernel$ line, then hit b to boot), and ran pkgrm SUNWvboxguest to remove the old guest additions, which allowed the guest OS to boot up just fine.