I set up an OpenIndiana vm in VMware Fusion (see earlier post) but while setting it up, I accidentally selected “Other” for the guest OS type instead of “Solaris”. As a result, later on when I wanted to install VMware Tools, it wasn’t available in the menu because the system didn’t know which CD image to mount.
The fix was to edit the
guestOS setting in the
But first I needed to figure out what the valid settings are for
I took a clue from this page and did this:
$ strings '/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmware-vmx' | egrep '^solaris[0-9]' solaris6 solaris8 solaris9 solaris10-64 solaris11 solaris11-64 solaris10 solaris7
From this, I knew that I needed to put:
guestOS = "solaris11-64"
/Users/marca/Documents/Virtual\ Machines/OpenIndiana\ Build\ 151a\ Desktop.vmwarevm/OpenIndiana\ Build\ 151a\ Desktop.vmx