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1.  Installation Issues

General Information

Oracle Solaris Auto Registration

What Is Auto Registration?

How to Enable or Modify Auto Registration

Before or During an Installation or Upgrade

After an Installation or Upgrade

How to Disable Auto Registration

For Hands-Off Installation

For Hands-On Installation

For Oracle Solaris Live Upgrades

Further Information

Disaster Recovery Image

BIOS and Firmware Upgrade

New Memory Requirements

Memory Requirements for SPARC Based Systems

Memory Requirements for x86 Based Systems

Changes in Upgrade Support for Oracle Solaris Releases

Support for Products Not Part of the Oracle Solaris OS

Before You Begin

Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade and Oracle Solaris Zones

Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade Restrictions

Using Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade With a Zone Root on a ZFS File System

Upgrading an Oracle Solaris' Trusted Extensions Feature That Is Configured With Labeled Zones

Patching Miniroot on SPARC and x86 Compatible Machines

Oracle Solaris Data Encryption Supplement on Oracle Solaris 10 Releases

Additional Procedures Required When Installing GNOME Display Manager Patches for the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release

x86: Systems With elx or pcelx NICs Fail Network Configuration

Default Size of /var File System Might Be Inadequate

x86: Do Not Upgrade Hewlett-Packard Vectra XU Series Systems With BIOS Version GG.06.13

SPARC: Older Firmware Might Need Boot Flash PROM Upgrade

Oracle Solaris Management Console 2.1 Software Is Incompatible With Oracle Solaris Management Console 1.0, 1.0.1, and 1.0.2 Software

x86: Failure of BIOS Device Utility Prevents Installation or Upgrade From Succeeding (6362108)

Cannot Create an Oracle Solaris Flash Archive When a Non-global Zone Is Installed (6246943)

x86: Sun Java Workstation 2100Z Might Panic When Booting From Oracle Solaris 10 DVD (6214356)

x86: Serial Consoles on Some of Oracle's Sun Fire Systems Do Not Work (6208412)

x86: Oracle Solaris Installation GUI Might Fail on Systems With Existing x86 fdisk Boot Partitions (6186606)

Installation Bugs

x86: GUI Installation Fails on Systems With Less Than 768 Mbytes of Memory

Installation Fails if the/var File System Has Just the Minimum or Recommended Disk Space (6873975)

DSR Upgrade Fails Due to Auto-Layout Problem (6858233)

Localized Installation Note

x86: Oracle Solaris Flash Archive Installation Fails on Releases Before the Solaris 10 10/08 Release (6735181)

Some Asian Locales Cannot Be Used for Custom JumpStart Installation (6681454)

PRODRM Has Problems Deleting prodreg Entry for Trusted Extensions (6616592)

Upgrade Detailed Patch Analysis Panel Not Scrollable (6597686)

Keyboard Layout Needs to Be Selected Even Without a Keyboard Attached (6593071)

Linux Partition Does Not Display on the GRUB Menu After Installation of the Oracle Solaris OS (6508647)

x86: Invalid /sbin/dhcpinfo Error During Installation (6332044)

x86: System Fails to Boot After Custom JumpStart Installation (6205478)

Upgrade Issues and Bugs

shutdown Command Might Cause the System to Hang After an Upgrade (6751843)

lucreate and lumake Commands Fail to Create a Copy of a Non-Global Zone That Is Not in the Running State (6659451)

SPARC: Upgrading With Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade From Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Releases Fails (6638175)

Issues With a DSR Upgrade With Zones (6616788)

Trusted Extensions Upgrade Issues (6616585)

System Cannot Communicate With ypbind After an Upgrade (6488549)

Upgrade Fails on Systems With Zones That Have Been Installed but Not Booted

Upgrading an Oracle Solaris 10 System With Non-Global Zones to the Solaris 10 10/09 Release Might Cause the Local File System Service to Fail (6428258)

Device ID Discrepancies After an Upgrade From the Solaris 9 9/04 OS

Obsolete Uninstallers Not Removed When Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade Is Used to Upgrade From Previous Releases (6198380)

Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

2.  Oracle Solaris Runtime Issues

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release

Chapter 1

Installation Issues

This chapter provides information and describes issues related to the installation of the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release.

Note - To see previously documented bugs and issues that are fixed and no longer apply to the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, refer to Appendix A, Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release.