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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are installing only the End User software group, you do not need to install the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD because the End User software and its basic locale support are on the Solaris 8 Software 1 of 2 CD.
If you are installing the Entire Distribution plus OEM, Entire Distribution, or Developer software, and are using a custom JumpStart installation from a server, use a network install server that contains the Solaris 8 1 of 2, 2 of 2, and Languages CDs. See “Creating a Profile Server” in Solaris 8 Advanced Installation Guide.
If you are installing the Entire Distribution plus OEM, Entire Distribution, or Developer software and are using a custom JumpStart installation from a diskette, follow these steps to install the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 and Languages CDs:
After the custom JumpStart completes the installation of the Solaris 8 Software 1 of 2 CD, reboot the system.
Log in to the system.
Insert the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD.
Execute the installer command and follow the instructions on the screen to install the remaining software.
Insert the Solaris 8 Languages CD.
Execute the installer command and follow the instructions on the screen to install any languages.