Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) 7/01 Release Notes

Installation Bugs That Occur During an Interactive Installation From Solaris 8 1 of 2 CD

ddi: net: x86 Network Boot Only Works on First Network Interface of a Given Type (1146863)

Booting over the network must be done on the primary network interface of IA-based systems.

Identifying the primary network interface is a matter of trial and error, but the first or last network device listed on the Boot Solaris menu is likely to be the primary interface.

As soon as you have determined the primary interface, it remains the primary interface every time you boot unless you make a change to the hardware configuration. If you change the hardware configuration, the primary interface may or may not change, depending on the type of changes made.

If you boot from a non-primary network interface, the booting system hangs and a boot server is not contacted. This problem can also occur if the system is not registered as a client of the boot server.

Installation Progress Bar May Be Inaccurate (1266156)

The Installing Solaris Software - Progress bar sometimes indicates that an installation is complete when it is still in progress. The installation program may add packages for several minutes after the progress bar has indicated that the installation is complete.

Do not rely on the progress bar to indicate that the installation is complete. The installation displays the following message when the program has completed all installation operations.

Installation complete 

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

One of the following warning messages may be displayed when a file system is created during installation.

Warning: inode blocks/cyl group (87) >= data blocks (63) 
in last cylinder group. This implies 1008 sector(s) cannot be allocated.  

Warning: 1 sector(s) in last cylinder unallocated  

The warning occurs when the size of the file system being created does not map exactly to the space on the disk being used. This discrepancy can result in unused space on the disk that is not incorporated into the indicated file system. This unused space is not available for use by other file systems.

Workaround: Ignore the warning message.

Custom JumpStart Does Not Prompt for the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD (4304912)

After installing the Solaris 8 Software 1 of 2 CD, a custom JumpStartTM installation does not prompt you to install the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds: