Solaris 10 10/09 Release Notes

SPARC: WAN Boot Installation Fails for Solaris 10 10/09

The installation fails, when installing WAN boot image from Solaris 10 10/09 release. The following error message is displayed:


boot_file=/wanboot/wanboot.u-137111-04
root_file=/miniroot/miniroot.s10-1008

Workaround: The Solaris 10 10/09 miniroot image must be patched to proceed with the installation. Perform the following steps to patch a network installation miniroot image:


Note –

These steps assume that you have a system on your network that is running the current Solaris release, and that system is accessible over the network.


  1. On a system that is running the current Solaris release, log in as superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Change to the Tools directory of the installation image you created.


    # cd install-server-path/install-dir-path/Solaris_10/Tools
    
    install-server-path

    Specifies the path to the install server system on your network, for example, /net/installserver-1.

  3. Create a new installation image, and place that image on the system that is running the current Solaris release.


    # ./setup_install_server remote_install_dir_path
    
    remote_install_dir_path

    Specifies the path on the current Solaris release in which to create the new installation image.

    This command creates a new installation image on the current Solaris release. In order to patch this image, you must temporarily place this image on a system that is running the current Solaris release.

  4. On the current Solaris release, unpack the network installation boot archive.


    # /boot/solaris/bin/root_archive unpackmedia remote_install_dir_path \
     destination_dir
    
    remote_install_dir_path

    Specifies the path to the network installation image on the current Solaris release.

    destination_dir

    Specifies the path to the directory to contain the unpacked boot archive.

  5. On the current Solaris release, patch the unpacked boot archive.


    # patchadd -C destination_dir path-to-patch/patch-id
    
    path-to-patch

    Specifies the path to the patch that you want to add, for example, /var/sadm/spool.

    patch-id

    Specifies the patch ID that you want to apply.

    You can specify multiple patches with the patchadd -M option. For more information, see patchadd(1M).


    Caution – Caution –

    Don't use the patchadd -C command unless you have read the Patch README instructions or have contacted your local Sun support office.


  6. On the current Solaris release, pack the boot archive.


    # /boot/solaris/bin/root_archive packmedia remote_install_dir_path \
     destination_dir
    
  7. Copy the patched archives to the installation image on the install server.


    # cd remote_install_dir_path
    # find boot Solaris_10/Tools/Boot | cpio -pdum \
      install-server-path/install_dir_path