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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning
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Part I Upgrading With Solaris Live Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Overview)

3.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Planning)

4.  Using Solaris Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)

5.  Upgrading With Solaris Live Upgrade (Tasks)

6.  Failure Recovery: Falling Back to the Original Boot Environment (Tasks)

7.  Maintaining Solaris Live Upgrade Boot Environments (Tasks)

8.  Upgrading the Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed

9.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Examples)

10.  Solaris Live Upgrade (Command Reference)

Part II Upgrading and Migrating With Solaris Live Upgrade to a ZFS Root Pool

11.  Solaris Live Upgrade and ZFS (Overview)

12.  Solaris Live Upgrade for ZFS (Planning)

13.  Creating a Boot Environment for ZFS Root Pools

14.  Solaris Live Upgrade For ZFS With Non-Global Zones Installed

Part III Appendices

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

Problems With Setting Up Network Installations

Problems With Booting a System

Booting From Media, Error Messages

Booting From Media, General Problems

Booting From the Network, Error Messages

Booting From the Network, General Problems

Initial Installation of the Solaris OS

x86: To Check IDE Disk for Bad Blocks

Upgrading the Solaris OS

Upgrading, Error Messages

Upgrading, General Problems

To Continue Upgrading After a Failed Upgrade

x86: Problems With Solaris Live Upgrade When You Use GRUB

System Panics When Upgrading With Solaris Live Upgrade Running Veritas VxVm

x86: Service Partition Not Created by Default on Systems With No Existing Service Partition

To Install Software From a Network Installation Image or From the Solaris Operating System DVD

To Install From the Solaris Software - 1 CD or From a Network Installation Image

B.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)

C.  Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading (Tasks)



x86: To Check IDE Disk for Bad Blocks

IDE disk drives do not automatically map out bad blocks like other drives supported by Solaris software. Before installing Solaris on an IDE disk, you might want to perform a surface analysis on the disk. To perform surface analysis on an IDE disk, follow this procedure.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Boot to the installation media.
  3. When you are prompted to select an installation type, select option 6, Single user shell.
  4. Start the format(1M) program.
    # format
  5. Specify the IDE disk drive on which you want to perform a surface analysis.
    # cxdy

    Is the controller number


    Is the device number

  6. Determine if you have an fdisk partition.
    • If a Solaris fdisk partition already exists, proceed to Step 7.

    • If a Solaris fdisk partition does not exist, use the fdisk command to create a Solaris partition on the disk.

      format> fdisk
  7. To begin the surface analysis, type:
    format> analyze
  8. Determine the current settings, type:
    analyze> config
  9. (Optional) To change settings, type:
    analyze> setup
  10. To find bad blocks, type:
    analyze> type_of_surface_analysis

    Is read, write, or compare

    If format finds bad blocks, it remaps them.

  11. To exit the analysis, type:
    analyze> quit
  12. Determine if you want to specify blocks to remap.
    • If no, go to Step 13.

    • If yes, type:

      format> repair
  13. To exit the format program, type:
  14. Restart the media in multiuser mode by typing the following command.
    # exit