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1.  Installation Issues

General Information

New Minimum Memory Requirement

Changes in Upgrade Support for Solaris Releases

Support for Products Not Part of the Solaris OS

Before You Begin

Installation Change for the Solaris Companion DVD

Solaris Live Upgrade and Solaris Zones

Patching Miniroot on x86 Machines

Correct Solaris Data Encryption Supplement Required for Installation of Solaris 10 1/06 Release

Additional Procedures Required When Installing Patches for Solaris 10 1/06 Release

Resolving Issues With the GNOME Display Manager (6277164)

Resolving Issues With AccessKeyMouseListeners (6214222)

Sun Fire V250 Server Installation

NFS Version 4 Introduces New Prompt at First System Boot

Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

x86: Systems With elx or pcelx NICs Fail Network Configuration

Default Size of /var File System Inadequate for Extra Value Products

x86: Do Not Upgrade Hewlett-Packard (HP) Vectra XU Series Systems With BIOS Version GG.06.13

SPARC: Older Firmware Might Need Boot Flash PROM Update

Additional Patches Are Needed to Run Solaris Live Upgrade

Limitation When Installing Solaris Live Upgrade Packages

Solaris Management Console 2.1 Software Is Not Compatible With Solaris Management Console 1.0, 1.0.1, or 1.0.2 Software

SPARC: Upgrade Hangs on Sun Blade 1500 Workstations (6363365)

x86: Failure of BIOS Device Utility Prevents Installation or Upgrade From Being Completed (6362108)

Upgrade Option Unavailable if the Root (/) File System Is a RAID-1 Volume (Mirror) (6263122)

Cannot Create a Solaris Flash Archive When Solaris Zones Are Installed (6246943)

Installation Fails When You Install Solaris Flash Archive on Empty Boot Environment With Solaris Live Upgrade (6222925)

x86: Sun Java Workstations 2100Z Might Panic When Booting From Solaris 10 Operating System DVD (6214356)

x86: Serial Consoles of Some Sun Fire Systems Do Not Work (6208412)

Solaris Installation GUI Program Might Fail on Systems With Existing x86 fdisk Boot Partitions (6186606)

x86: X Server Unable to Open Mouse Device in Sun LX50 Servers (5027771)

Installation Bugs

x86: Install Hangs on Systems With 512 Mbyte of Memory (6423854)

Creating a Solaris Flash Archive Fails When the End User Solaris Software Group is Installed (6397893)

x86: SVM Upgrade Fails From Solaris 9 9/05 OS to Solaris 10 6/06 or to Solaris Express (6397251)

Solaris Not Sending a PRLI to Tape Device (6379955)

Java Problem Prevents Accessibility Environment for Speech From Setting Up Correctly (6377106)

x86: After Installing the OS with a Solaris Flash Archive, Problem With Displaying Console (6372197)

x86: Custom JumpStart Profile Test Fails With Locale Keyword (6340509)

Postinstallation Problems With Whole Root Zone, Diskless Client, and Solaris Live Upgrade (6358227)

x86: Problem With Choosing a Terminal Type When Installing Solaris 10 1/06 Software (6350819)

x86: Invalid /sbin/dhcpinfo Error During Installation (6332044)

SPARC: Loadkeys Warnings Appear When System Is Booted From Solaris OS DVD (6329642)

Solaris Install Launcher Exiting Causes Reboots (6300863)

x86: Installation From CD Media Appears to Hang After Reboot Selection (6270371)

x86: kdmconfig Program Runs Twice After Initial Installation (6209092)

x86: System Fails to Boot After Custom JumpStart Installation (6205478)

x86: GUI Interactive Installation From DVD Fails if boot-device Variable Is Not Set (5065465)

SPARC: Solaris 10 OS Installation Program Might Not Display Special Case Panels Properly (5002175)

x86: USB Keyboards Might Freeze During Install on Some Dell Precision Workstations (4888849)

SPARC: Error Messages Might Be Seen When Installing Solaris By Using a Network Image (4704046)

Warnings Might Occur When a File System Is Created (4189127)

Upgrade Issues and Bugs

Upgrade Fails on System With Zones That Have Been Installed But Not Booted

Upgrade of System With Zones Installed Fails (6444457, 6444791)

Zone Creation Error With SUNWgnome-a11y-libs-share (6437617)

qlc.conf Configuration File Not Updated While Upgrading to Solaris 10 6/06 Release (6428334)

Upgrading a Solaris 10 System with Non-Global Zones to the Solaris 10 6/06 release Might Cause the Local File System Service to Fail (6428258)

Upgrade From Solaris 10 to Solaris 10 6/06 Gives SMF Errors on Reboot and Contains Solaris Package Issues That Might Impact Patching (6421275)

x86: Upgrade Option Is Not Available When Upgrading to Solaris Express 3/06 OS (6386504)

Device ID Discrepancies After Upgrading From Solaris 9 9/04 OS

Locale Problem Occurs After You Upgrade a System That Contains Zones (6361672)

x86: Adding Driver Updates Might Cause Failure of Network Configuration (6353146)

x86: Cannot Delete the Solaris Live Upgrade Boot Environment That Contains the GRand Unified Bootloader Menu (6341350)

x86: Removal of Agilent Fibre Channel HBA Driver Package Fails When Upgrading to Solaris 10 1/06 Release (6330840)

Solaris Live Upgrade luupgrade Command Missing the Progress Bar (6239850)

SPARC: Upgrading From Solaris 9 Releases With Recommended Patch Cluster Partially Succeeds (6202868)

Obsolete Uninstallers Not Removed When You Use Solaris Live Upgrade to Upgrade From Previous Solaris Releases (6198380)

Configuration File pam.conf Not Automatically Updated After an Upgrade (5060721)

Installer Text Display Problem When Using Solaris Live Upgrade (4736488)

SPARC: Removal of SUNWjxcft Package Records Error During Upgrade (4525236)

Upgrading to Solaris 10 Release Might Disable Existing Secure Shell Daemon (sshd) (4626093)

Upgrade Fails if /export Directory Is Near Capacity (4409601)

Upgrading Diskless Client Servers and Clients (4363078)

Additional Installation Issues

Patchadd Fails When Installing Patches From the UpgradePatches Directory (6241052)

smosservice add Command Does Not Install Designated ARCH=all Packages (4871256)

StarOffice Patch Application Requires Additional Steps

StarOffice and StarSuite Software Cannot Coexist in the Same System

Cannot Install Documentation Packages With Names Longer Than Nine Characters on Documentation Servers Running Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 Software

Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

Languages CD Installs All Languages By Default With Solaris Live Upgrade (4898832)

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Table of Integrated Bug Fixes in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Additional Installation Issues

This section describes issues that are related to the installation of the Solaris OS.

Patchadd Fails When Installing Patches From the UpgradePatches Directory (6241052)

If you use the patchadd command to install patches that are in the DVD media UpgradePatches directory, patchadd fails. These patches are used for the standard upgrade process and should not be used with any patch installation program.

No error message is displayed.

smosservice add Command Does Not Install Designated ARCH=all Packages (4871256)

The smosservice add command does not install any packages that are designated ARCH=all in the root (/) or /usr file systems. There is no error message indicating these packages were skipped. This problem exists in all Solaris OS versions, and applies to both SPARC based and x86 based clients.

Note that the list of missing packages varies, depending on the Solaris release that you are running.

Workaround: Locate and install the missing ARCH=all packages.

For step-by-step instructions on locating and installing missing packages, see How to Locate and Install Missing ARCH=all Packages in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

StarOffice Patch Application Requires Additional Steps

The following patches are applied to the Solaris OS to resolve StarOffice problems that were reported in CR 6234855 and CR 6262830:

To completely resolve the reported problems, perform the following steps after applying the patches. These steps enable you to use StarOffice 7 Product 5 software to open, for example, those OpenDocument files that were created in StarOffice 8 software.

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Issue the following command:

    # update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
  3. Log out of the system and then log in again.

StarOffice and StarSuite Software Cannot Coexist in the Same System

When you install Solaris 10 OS, either the StarOffice or the StarSuite software is also automatically installed, depending on which language you select. The languages and the corresponding software that these languages support are listed as follows:

Selected Language
Supported Software
Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Other languages

StarOffice and StarSuite cannot coexist in the same system. If you want to replace a software that you accidentally installed, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the Solaris 10 Software - 3 CD or Solaris 10 Operating System DVD in the drive.

  2. Become superuser.

  3. Change to the Product directory, for example, /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product.

  4. Replace the software.

    • To replace StarOffice with StarSuite, use the following commands:

      # pkgrm SUNWsogm SUNWsom
      # pkgadd -d . SUNWsoagm SUNWsoam
    • To replace StarSuite with StarOffice, use the following commands:

      # pkgrm SUNWsoagm SUNWsoam
      # pkgadd -d . SUNWsogm SUNWsom

Cannot Install Documentation Packages With Names Longer Than Nine Characters on Documentation Servers Running Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 Software

Some localized documentation collections in PDF format have package names that are longer than nine characters. To install these PDF collections on servers that are running Solaris 7 or 8 software, you must first install two patches.

Workaround: For instructions on how to install these patches, see the Solaris Documentation Important Information file on Solaris 10 OS Documentation DVD. This file is located in the following directory:


Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

When you select a locale for your installation, additional related locales might also be installed. This change in behavior occurs in the Solaris 10 release because all full locales, with message translations, and the Asian and Japanese partial locales, locale enabler, have been repackaged based on language support for locales. Other partial locales are still packaged and installed based on geographic region, such as Central Europe.

Languages CD Installs All Languages By Default With Solaris Live Upgrade (4898832)

If you use Solaris Live Upgrade with multiple CDs to install the Solaris 10 release, the Languages CD installs all languages by default.

After the installation, if you log in to the system in a locale that is different than the locale you selected during installation, garbled characters might be displayed. After you log in to any of these locales, the English locale is displayed.

Workaround: During installation, select the custom install option. Uncheck any languages that you do not want to install during the Languages CD installation.