Solaris 2.4 boot question

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Old 01-09-2014
Question Solaris 2.4 boot question

Hi Guy's,

Newbee here.
I installed Solaris 2.4 in VMWare Fusion 5.0.2 on a MacBook Pro.
All went well, but after 'system ready' I get a 'console login' prompt.
But I never got to the point where I could set a name and password for that.
I can login as root. But that's all.
How do I get to the graphical user interface?

Please help.

Cheers hansolo
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Old 01-09-2014
Solaris 2.4, really ?

It was released 20 years ago ...
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Old 01-09-2014
Does the file /usr/openwin/bin/openwin exist?
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Old 01-10-2014
Originally Posted by jlliagre
Solaris 2.4, really ?

It was released 20 years ago ...
Yeah, it's a retro thing.
I like installing and running old os's.
I made an OpenStep computer out of a x86 PC
and a Beos Box also out of a x86 PC.
And lots of emulated os's.


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Originally Posted by fpmurphy
Does the file /usr/openwin/bin/openwin exist?
Thanks so much. That did the trick!
As you might already have figured out, I'm not a code wizard. Smilie

I'm in the windows shell, but the pointer is frozen and I can't do anything.
I guess there are some drivers missing. Or some may need to be altered
for them to work in emulation. Smilie

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Old 01-10-2014
Originally Posted by hansolo
Yeah, it's a retro thing.
I like installing and running old os's.
Great !

Beware of Y2K though ! Smilie
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Old 01-10-2014
Openwin almost certainly will not work in emulation. However CDE was available for Solaris 2.4 and that may work.
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Old 01-10-2014
Have you tried using a rodent?
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