Updating platform i86pc boot archive this may take a minute

ufsroot# pkg set-publisher --non-sticky ufsroot# pkg set-publisher -P -g \ jeffix.31ufsroot# pkg update Packages to remove: 31 Packages to install: 14 Packages to update: 518 Mediators to change: 1 Create boot environment: Yes Create backup boot environment: No DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) SPEED Completed 563/563 8785/8785 239.7/239.7 1.3M/s PHASE ITEMS Removing old actions 7292/7292 Installing new actions 5384/5384 Updating modified actions 10976/10976 Updating package state database Done Updating package cache 549/549 Updating image state Done Creating fast lookup database Done A clone of openindiana exists and has been updated and activated. The easiest way to create one is to create a whole-disk zfs pool on the virtio disk and immediately destroy it.

On the next boot the Boot Environment openindiana-1 will be mounted on '/'. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: Please review release notes posted at: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Great! I like to align partitions to 1MB boundaries, that is why I specified 2048 as the starting sector.

Since none of them are explicitly public, it makes sense to keep them near home instead on my public server that’s in a data-center with a fairly slow uplink (1 Mbit/s burstable to 10 Mbits/s, billed at 95th percentile).

I have a fast enough laptop (Thinkpad T520), but a beefier system that I can let compile large amounts of code is always nice. Sadly, it is getting a bit in my way — IPv6 tunneling over IPv4 is difficult, the 100 Mbit/s switch makes it harder to transfer files between computers, etc.

Of course, I didn’t realize this until it was too late to rollback. (Specifically, I had a custom pkg build which was incompatible with all versions OI ever released.) One of the painful things about my messed-up-OI install was that I was running a debug build of illumos. I realize that this is an apples to oranges comparison.

I knew SSDs were supposed to be blazing fast, but I resisted getting one for the longest time mostly due to reliability concerns. I got to use a couple of SSDs in my workstation at work.

Recently, I had a couple of uses for an illumos-based system that does not use ZFS for the root file system.

We need to install the boot block to the boot partition on the new disk. Note that the device we are giving is the UFS partition device. Second, I decided to bite the bullet and replaced the 320 GB disk with a 256 GB SSD (Samsung 840 Pro).

I am sharing it anyway since others may find it useful.

Toward the end of the post, I’ll go over Smart OS rebuild.

We will need a NIC that we can dedicate to the VM so it can reach the internet. Here, I am using a VNIC and two zvols to accomplish this.

Finally, we will need an ISO with Open Indiana Hipster. Let’s create all the virtual hardware: The overall process will involve borrowing the swap disk to install Hipster on it normally (with ZFS as the root file system), and then we will copy everything over to the other disk where we will use UFS.

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