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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

General Information

This section provides general information such as behavior changes in Solaris 10 OS.

New Minimum Memory Requirement

Beginning with the Solaris 10 1/06 release, all x86 based systems must now have at least 256 Mbytes of RAM to run the Solaris software.

Changes in Upgrade Support for Solaris Releases

Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release, you can upgrade the Solaris OS only from the following releases:

To upgrade releases previous to the Solaris 8 software to the Solaris 10 1/06 software, upgrade to any of the releases in the preceding list first. Then upgrade to the Solaris 10 1/06 release.

Support for Products Not Part of the Solaris OS

Although the Solaris 10 software has been tested for compatibility with previous releases, some third-party applications might not be fully ABI compliant. Contact the supplier of these applications directly for information about compatibility.

Your system might run both a Solaris OS and other products that are not part of the Solaris software. These products might be supplied by either Sun or another company. If you upgrade this system to the Solaris 10 release, make sure that these other products are also supported on the Solaris 10 OS. Depending on the status of each of these products, you can perform one of the following options: