Dyson on real hardware

Added by Igor Pashev almost 9 years ago

I've installed Dyson on real hardware.

Illumos kernel does not support neither my wired NIC (Atheros AR8162, PCI 1969:1090),
nor wireless (Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller, PCI 14e4:4727).

I used USB stick - ASUS WL-167G v2 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2571W].

I've failed to connect with both WEP and WPA (connection timeout),
but insecure connection without any authorization was successful.

I've made full desktop installation, but did not boot it yet, because
I'm going to try booting with GRUB2 from Debian, which is installed on the same laptop.

Dyson has an installer

Added by Igor Pashev about 9 years ago

From now Dyson can be installed from LiveCD.

Get the lastest here

There is an installation guide with screenshots.

LiveCD includes mc (MidnightCommander), truss, mdb, dtrace, wget, lynx, vim, bash-completion, drvtools (to manage illumos kernel modules).

Note that Dyson does not include closed source modules. If you need it you have to download it by yourself from

See the instructions by Jason Upton:


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