6.25 Installer Text for Solaris 10 is Unreadable in the Serial Console

The text in the Solaris 10 installer is unreadable in the virtual machine serial console available in the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface, and key presses are unpredictable making it difficult to complete the installation. This is related to a problem mapping the control codes returned by the terminal emulation used by the installer.

When you begin the installation, you are presented with an option to select the terminal emulator that should be used for the rest of the installation. This should be set to Xterm emulation for the best possible experience with the virtual machine serial console. Even with this option set, some text is corrupted, particularly when selecting the timezone in the installer, but installation can still proceed.

The Oracle Solaris 11 installers are unaffected.

Bug 18094646