Now that the installation has finished we need to adjust a few settings to make everything work, we'll use the console to do it. Below, ^D means push Ctrl+D.

First we'll set the SCSI flags so it'll boot properly.

# cd /a/etc
# cat >> system
set scsi_options=0x58

Next we need some network settings. Let's add a default router, the address that QEMU uses is

# cat > defaultrouter

Now configure DNS. The nameserver is

By default, Solaris doesn't use a nameserver at all so we need to enable it. The first 3 lines make that change to nsswitch.conf and save it in a new file, replace the old file, then set the right permissions.

Next we tell it what nameserver to use by adding a line to the resolv.conf file.

# sed 's/hosts:.*files/hosts: files dns/g' nsswitch.conf >
# mv nsswitch.conf nsswitch.conf.old && mv nsswitch.conf
# chmod 644 nsswitch.conf

# cat > resolv.conf

All set! Time to reboot, just type reboot and hit enter.

This guide was first published on Apr 26, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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