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OpenSolaris and VMWare boot issues

When running OpenSolaris SX:CE >= snv_100 on different flavours of VMWare (Fusion, ESX, etc.) one needs to change edit the grub menu to include "disable-pcieb=true" at the end of the kernel line. To do this you will need to hit "e" to edit on the grub menu item, and then "e" on the line for the kernel. At the end of the line if there is no "-B" with options after that, add the "-B disable-pcieb=true". Once you have installed OpenSolaris, you can go ahead and edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst and add this there as well.



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I should also mention that this still applies with booting Illumos / OpenIndiana with VMware and VMware Fusion.

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