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|Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning|
When you use Solaris Live Upgrade while upgrading and running Veritas VxVM, the system panics on reboot unless you upgrade by using the following procedure. The problem occurs if packages do not conform to Solaris advanced packaging guidelines.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
# lumount inactive_boot_environment_name mount_point
# lumount solaris8 /mnt
# cd /mnt/etc
# cp vfstab vfstab.501
# sed '/vx\/dsk/s/^/#/g' < vfstab > vfstab.novxfs
The first character of each line is changed to #, which makes the line a comment line. Note that this comment line is different than the system file-comment lines.
# cp vfstab.novxfs vfstab
# cd /mnt/etc
# cp system system.501
# sed '/forceload: drv\/vx/s/^/*/' <system> system.novxfs
The first character of each line is changed to *, which makes the line a command line. Note that this comment line is different than the vfstab file comment lines.
# touch vx/reconfig.d/state.d/install-db
# luumount inactive_boot_environment_name
# init 0
OK boot -s
Several messages and error messages that contain “vxvm” or “VXVM” are displayed that can be ignored. The inactive boot environment becomes active.
# cp /etc/vfstab.original /etc/vfstab # cp /etc/system.original /etc/system
# init 6
If you install the Solaris 10 9/10 OS on a system that does not currently include a service or diagnostic partition, the installation program might not create a service partition by default. If you want to include a service partition on the same disk as the Solaris partition, you must re-create the service partition before you install the Solaris 10 9/10 OS.
If you installed the Solaris 8 2/02 OS on a system with a service partition, the installation program might not have preserved the service partition. If you did not manually edit the fdisk boot partition layout to preserve the service partition, the installation program deleted the service partition during the installation.
Note - If you did not specifically preserve the service partition when you installed the Solaris 8 2/02 OS, you might not be able to re-create the service partition and upgrade to the Solaris 10 9/10 OS.
If you want to include a service partition on the disk that contains the Solaris partition, choose one of the following workarounds.