A problem might occur when you are using the Solaris installation program and are using CD media. After the installation of the Solaris software from the Solaris 10 10/08 Software CD - 4, the following prompt is displayed:
Press Reboot now to continue.
If you press Reboot, the system might not respond. The installation is successful. However, the error prevents the installation program from exiting normally. Consequently, the typical postinstallation cleanup and system reboot cannot occur.
An error message similar to the following example is logged in /tmp/disk0_install.log file:
Exception in thread "Thread-70" java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Index: 6, Size: 5 at java.util.ArrayList.add(ArrayList.java:369) at com.sun.wizards.core.WizardTreeManager. actualExitButtonPressed(WizardTreeManager.java:1499) at com.sun.wizards.core.WizardTreeManager. exitButtonPressed(WizardTreeManager.java:1486) at com.sun.wizards.core.AutonextController. run(AutonextController.java:736) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)
Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.
Workaround 1: Follow these steps.
Shut down the system, then turn on the power again.
After the system starts up, insert the appropriate CD at the prompt. Although the CD is inserted, no additional software is installed on the system. In a moment, the system reboots normally.
Workaround 2: Follow these steps.
Open a terminal window.
Log in as superuser.
Create or modify access to the .instsuccess file.
# touch /tmp/.instsuccess
Stop the Java process.
# pkill -9 java
The system reboots without prompting for the CD media.