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solaris virtualbox not able to load OS from CD

solaris virtualbox not able to load OS from CD

solaris virtualbox not able to load OS from CD

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What I am attempting to accomplish

My ultimate goal is to run Windows Vista as a virtual machine inside Solaris.  I have a Toshiba laptop. Details of my toshiba are below the issue.

I am a novice and installed Solaris and if a DVD is placed in the player the DVD shows up on the desktop, all function seem to work properly in Solaris.  


Attempt to install OS from Disk to VirtualBox

Then I installed VirtualBox and followed the wizard for installing Windows Vista and when it gets to the choose location there is:
 
Host Drive DVD-RAM UJ850S (c8t0d0s2)

or the ability to load from a CD/DVD Image.  

When I do choose the
Host Drive DVD-RAM UJ850S (c8t0d0s2) the DVD drive does not even attempt to spin up and


Resulting Error Code

here is the resulting error code

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windows Vista.
GMMR0AllocatePages failed to allocate 1 pages (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).
Unknown error creating VM (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {6375231a-c17c-464b-92cb-ae9e128d71c3}


Attempted to Create ISO of Windows Vista in Solaris

I do not have an ISO of the DVD and have also tried to create one using the Create CD-ROM ISO image with dd command:
# dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/cdimg1.iso
Where,
    * if=/dev/cdrom: Read from /dev/cdrom (raw format)
    * of=/tmp/cdimg1.iso: write to FILE cdimg1.iso i.e. create an ISO image


Result of ISO creation from DVD attempt

Result - Nothing happens.  The DVD drive does not do anything.  It seems as if the DVD is not working properly in Solaris even though when I put a disk in it does show up on the desktop.


Possible Unusual Terminal Behvior

One thing to note that I think may be unusual is when I open a terminal window here is what shows:

Sun Microsystems Inc.    SunOS 5.11    snv_111b    November 2008
AndySky@opensolaris:~$

I thought the AndySky@opensolaris: is a little unusual, instead of just a prompt.  Is that normal?


Thanks in Advance to anyone who can help

I really want to get this to work since I will be making multiple virutal machines on my laptop but maybe there is something I did incorrectly on the initial Solaris install.  Not sure, but please help.  Thanks, Andy


Toshiba Data

Model Laptop - Satellite P105-S6147

Intel Corp 82801G (ICH7 Family) HiDef Audio Controller

node name:                          pci1179,ff31
Vendor:                             Intel Corporation
Device:                             82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
binding name:                       pciclass,0403
devfs path:                         /pci@0,0/pci1179,ff31@1b
compatible name:                    (pciex8086,27d8.1179.ff31.2)(pciex8086,27d8.1179.ff31)(pciex8086,27d8.2)(pciex8086,27d8)(pciexclass,040300)(pciexclass,0403)(pci8086,27d8.1179.ff31.2)(pci8086,27d8.1179.ff31)(pci1179,ff31)(pci8086,27d8.2)(pci8086,27d8)(pciclass,040300)(pciclass,0403)
driver name:                        audiohd
instance:                           0
driver state:                       Attached
fm-errcb-capable:                   TRUE
fm-ereport-capable:                 TRUE
play-interrupts:                    af
record-interrupts:                  af
pci-msi-capid-pointer:              60
acpi-namespace:                     _SB_.PCI0.HDEF
assigned-addresses:                 8300d810
reg:                                d800
compatible:                         pciex8086,27d8.1179.ff31.2
model:                              Mixed Mode device
power-consumption:                  1
devsel-speed:                       0
interrupts:                         1
subsystem-vendor-id:                1179
subsystem-id:                       ff31
unit-address:                       1b
class-code:                         40300
revision-id:                        2
vendor-id:                          8086
device-id:                          27d8


CPU Type:                           Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2060 @ 1.60GHz
CPU Number:                         1
Number of cores per processor:      2
Number of threads per processor:    2

ode name:                          pci-ide
Vendor:                             Intel Corporation
Device:                             82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller
binding name:                       pci-ide
devfs path:                         /pci@0,0/pci-ide@1f,2
compatible name:                    (pci8086,27c4.1179.ff31.2)(pci8086,27c4.1179.ff31)(pci1179,ff31)(pci8086,27c4.2)(pci8086,27c4)(pciclass,010180)(pciclass,0101)
driver name:                        pci-ide
instance:                           0
driver state:                       Attached
fm-errcb-capable:                   TRUE
fm-ereport-capable:                 TRUE
acpi-namespace:                     _SB_.PCI0.SATA
#size-cells:                        0
#address-cells:                     1
device_type:                        pci-ide
assigned-addresses:                 8100fa10
reg:                                fa00
compatible:                         pci8086,27c4.1179.ff31.2
model:                              IDE controller
power-consumption:                  1
66mhz-capable:                      TRUE
fast-back-to-back:                  TRUE
devsel-speed:                       1
interrupts:                         2
max-latency:                        0
min-grant:                          0
subsystem-vendor-id:                1179
subsystem-id:                       ff31
unit-address:                       1f,2
class-code:                         10180
revision-id:                        2
vendor-id:                          8086
device-id:                          27c4
DISK :                              ST9160821AS
   Capacity :                       160G
   Driver   :                       cmdk
   Path     :                       /dev/rdsk/c7d0s2


Below is the DVD RAM UJ850S

node name:                          sd
binding name:                       sd
devfs path:                         /pci@0,0/pci-ide@1f,2/ide@1/sd@0,0
compatible name:                    
driver name:                        sd
instance:                           0
driver state:                       Attached
pm-components:                      NAME=spindle-motor
pm-hardware-state:                  needs-suspend-resume
ddi-failfast-supported:             TRUE
ddi-kernel-ioctl:                   TRUE
fm-ereport-capable:                 TRUE
removable-media:                    TRUE
device-nblocks:                     3680
device-blksize:                     800
lun:                                0
target:                             0
class:                              scsi
inquiry-revision-id:                1.10
inquiry-product-id:                 DVD-RAM UJ-850S
inquiry-vendor-id:                  MATSHITA
inquiry-device-type:                5
variant:                            atapi


Memory Information:                 
Physical Memory:                    2G (1G + 1G)
Maximum Memory Support:             3G
 Memory Subsystem 0:                
  Array Used Function:              System memory
  Memory Error Correction Supported:None
  Maximum Array Capacity:           3G
  Number of Memory Devices:         2
  Memory Device 0:                  
   Memory Device Locator:           M1
   Total Width:                     64
   Data Width:                      64
   Installed Size:                  1024M
   Memory Device Type:              DDR2
   Speed:                           Unknown
  Memory Device 1:                  
   Memory Device Locator:           M2
   Total Width:                     64
   Data Width:                      64
   Installed Size:                  1024M
   Memory Device Type:              DDR2
   Speed:                           Unknown


Video Card Intel Corp Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics controller

node name:                          display
Vendor:                             Intel Corporation
Device:                             Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
binding name:                       pci8086,27a2
devfs path:                         /pci@0,0/display@2
compatible name:                    (pci8086,27a2.1179.ff31.3)(pci8086,27a2.1179.ff31)(pci1179,ff31)(pci8086,27a2.3)(pci8086,27a2)(pciclass,030000)(pciclass,0300)
driver name:                        i915
instance:                           0
driver state:                       Attached
ddi-no-autodetach:                  1
fm-errcb-capable:                   TRUE
fm-ereport-capable:                 TRUE
pci-msi-capid-pointer:              90
acpi-namespace:                     _SB_.PCI0.GFX0
assigned-addresses:                 82001010
reg:                                1000
compatible:                         pci8086,27a2.1179.ff31.3
model:                              VGA compatible controller
power-consumption:                  1
fast-back-to-back:                  TRUE
devsel-speed:                       0
interrupts:                         1
max-latency:                        0
min-grant:                          0
subsystem-vendor-id:                1179
subsystem-id:                       ff31
device_type:                        display
unit-address:                       2
class-code:                         30000
revision-id:                        3
vendor-id:                          8086
device-id:                          27a2
 

RE: solaris virtualbox not able to load OS from CD

Just out of curiosity, when the disk shows on the desktop, is it mounted?  If so, using what options?  You can see from the relevant entry in mount -v output.

Have you tried creating the .ISO image in another system, Win32 or Linux perhaps?  Perhaps Microsoft have managed to make that difficult to do...

Annihilannic.

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