Solaris 10 10/09 Release Notes

SPARC: Using WAN Boot Program to Directly Boot From Installation Media Fails (6734066)

Installation fails if you attempt to boot the system by using the following command:

# boot  -F wanboot -vV -o prompt

As a result, a system panic occurs. The following error message is displayed:

wanboot: panic - boot: can't alloc ramdisk memory

This problem occurs on both Sun4u and Sun4v platform types. This problem was introduced in the Solaris 10 10/08 release.

Workaround: Do not use wanboot program to boot the system. Instead, boot the system directly from the installation media.