I have a Sun machine running Solaris 10, and a Vbox instance running Solaris 11 11/11. The vbox machine has a virtual disk pointing to /dev/disk1 (rawdisk), seen in sol11 as c0t2.
If I create a zpool on the Sun s10 machine, on a USB stick, I can take that USB stick and access it through the vbox virtual disk. Just as expected. If I boot vbox from the s11 ISO, and install s11 onto USB stick (via the virtual device), I can boot the Sun machine from it, which puts up the grub menu but then fails to boot Solaris. There's some kind of error which might not be making it to /SP/console, but after grub it seems to hang for a few seconds then reboot. The vbox happens to be running on Mac OS 10.6.x. This *should* work, yes? Any thoughts as to why it doesn't? Not that this should matter, but on the vbox machine, sol11 sees the USB stick as a normal SATA hard drive, e.g. when I run 'format' it is in the list of drives. On the Sun machine, it is seen as a removable drive by s10, e.g. I have to run 'format -e' to see the drive.
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