If you use the Solaris 8 7/01 Installation CD to install the Solaris operating environment on a system with no bootparams or no way of detecting previous network information, the installation program cannot detect a default route. If you select Find One and Confirm when the installation program asks you for a default route, the following error message displays.
The route could not be detected at this time. If you wish to accept the settings provided, press 'Accept' and autodetection will be set for reboot, otherwise press 'Cancel' and provide another address.
Workaround: If you receive the previous error message, follow these steps.
Select Accept when your system displays the previous error message.
After the system identification process has completed, open a terminal window and type the following command.
# /usr/sbin/in.rdisc -s
If you perform a Solaris Web Start installation on a 64 MB system using the Solaris 8 English Installation CD, the Solaris 8 Software 1 of 2 CD successfully installs. However, the installation of the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD might stop. The problem does not occur if you install using the Solaris 8 Multilingual Installation CD. The following message is displayed in /tmp/disk0_install.log.
java.io.IOException: Not enough space
Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.
Reboot the system with the Solaris 8 English Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
Follow the screen prompts until the <<<Current Boot Parameters>>> screen is displayed. Type the following before the countdown timer expires.
b - w
If you perform a Solaris Web Start installation with the Solaris 8 English Installation CD and the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD stops prior to completion, follow these steps.
Reboot the system and login.
Run the installer script located in the root-level directory of the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD.
A network gateway is used to communicate with other networks. A gateway system contains multiple network interface adapters and each adapter connects with a different network.
If you use the Solaris 8 7/01 Installation CD to install the Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment on a gateway system, Solaris Web Start 3.0 uses the primary interface to gather system information. You cannot instruct Solaris Web Start 3.0 to use an alternate network interface to gather information for system identification.
Workaround: To specify another interface for gathering system information, choose one of the following workarounds.
Create a sysidcfg file that specifies the network interface to use during system identification. See “Guidelines for Preconfiguring With the sysidcfg File” in Solaris 8 Advanced Installation Guide and the man page sysidcfg(4) for information on how to create and modify a sysidcfg file.
Use the Solaris 8 7/01 Software 1 of 2 CD to launch an Interactive Installation of the Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment. Specify that the system is networked, and then select the alternate network interface to use for system identification from the list provided.