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Old 07-01-2008
Question How to get Solaris 8 x86 (32 bits) ethernet up on Vmware 6.x.x?

Hello professional,

I am using Solaris 8 x86 (32 bits) running on Vmware 6.x.x

my vmware configuration:

Code:
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "6"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "1024"
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "Other.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "E:"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.startConnected = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vlance"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:a0:e5:eb"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
svga.noWidescreenVBE = "TRUE"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"
displayName = "Solaris8"
guestOS = "other"
nvram = "Other.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"
 
ide1:0.autodetect = "FALSE"
floppy0.fileName = ""
extendedConfigFile = "Other.vmxf"
 
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
 
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
uuid.location = "56 4d ac 99 45 95 5c b7-69 c2 e7 4b 26 28 31 e4"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 02 ad 08 2d 69 7e-5a f5 72 29 0f a0 e5 eb"
ide0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
 
sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"
tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"
 
isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "TRUE"
 
floppy0.fileType = "device"
floppy0.clientDevice = "FALSE"
 
sharedFolder0.present = "FALSE"
sharedFolder0.enabled = "FALSE"
sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.hostPath = "D:\Download"
sharedFolder0.guestName = "Download"
sharedFolder0.expiration = "neve

Once, I have boot into the solaris 8. I am able to detect my NIC or ethernet controller by using the boot installation configuration:

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but once I have loaded the kernel and everything, I found it is funny that the driver is not working at all and both /dev and /devices doesn't show any sign of NIC or ethernet controller existance.

ifconfig:

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prtconf:

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/etc/driver_aliases:

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/etc/path_to_inst:

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/etc/name_to_major:

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I have also checked my /var/adm/messages it didn't mention anything about pcn or ae driver.......

So anyone got any solution to this problem? btw, for your information I have patched the kernel with the latest kernel patch and it still the remain the same ....

On the other hand, I tried to install vmtools but it said only for solaris 10 and above..

Thank you.

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