Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

Limitations for a JumpStart Installation

A number of issues might cause problems during a JumpStart installation. Review the table below for specific information.

Table 6–1 JumpStart Installation Limitations



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The sample JumpStart script is no longer required to suppress the NFSv4 prompt 

For the Solaris 10 release, a sample JumpStart script, set_nfs4_domain, was provided on media to prevent being prompted during a JumpStart installation. This script suppressed the NFSv4 prompt during installation. This script is no longer required. Starting with the Solaris 10 8/07 release, use the sysidcfg keyword, nfs4_domain that suppresses being prompted. The set_nfs4_domain script no longer works to suppress a prompt.

If you have non-global zones installed and the new nfs4_domain keyword exists in the sysidcfg file, the first boot of a non-global zone sets the domain. Otherwise, the Solaris interactive installation program is displayed and you are prompted to provide a domain name before the boot process completes.

nfs4_domain Keyword in Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

Selecting a keyboard language in the sysidcfg file prevents a prompt

If your keyboard is not self-identifying and you want to prevent being prompted during your JumpStart installation, select the keyboard language in your sysidcfg file. For JumpStart installations, the default is for the U.S. English language. To select another language and its corresponding keyboard layout, set the keyboard keyword in your sysidcfg file.

If you have non-global zones, use Solaris Live Upgrade to upgrade 

You can upgrade a system that has non-global zones installed with JumpStart, but Solaris Live Upgrade is the recommended program to upgrade. JumpStart might require extensive upgrade time, because the time required to complete the upgrade increases linearly with the number of installed non-global zones. 

Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

A Solaris Flash archive cannot contain non-global zones 

If you use a Solaris Flash archive to install, an archive that contains non-global zones is not properly installed on your system.  

For general information about creating non-global zones, see System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.

A Solaris Flash archive can only be created and installed from a UFS file system. 

You cannot create a Solaris Flash archive from a ZFS root pool. Also, you cannot install a Solaris Flash archive on a ZFS root pool. 


SPARC: Additional hardware requirements 

Refer to your hardware documentation for any additional requirements for your platform that might be required to complete a JumpStart installation.