SUMMARY: Boot Solaris 10 X86 in 64-bit

From: Ronelle van Niekerk <>
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 13:10:23 EDT
Turns out it was the vmware servers - we can't get it to allow us to run
in 64-bit mode.

Thanks to all who tried to help.


-----Original Message-----
From: A Darren Dunham []
Sent: 21 July 2008 06:38 PM
To: Ronelle van Niekerk
Subject: Re: Boot Solaris 10 X86 in 64-bit

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:08:06AM +0200, Ronelle van Niekerk wrote:
> Guys,
> We're trying to install Solaris 10 x86 on a vmware esx server.
> We've configured the virtual machine to 64-bit and to accept solaris
> a bootable OS (I don't know much about this bit.)

I wonder if there was a problem here.

> Solaris won't boot in 64-bit mode and choosing the kernel/amd64/unix
> won't force it - it come sup with a processor error.

64-bit is the default after installation if the hardware supports it.
During installation, only a 32-bit version is used.

Can you show the output of 'psrinfo -vp'?

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