Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) 11/99 Release Notes

Installation Fails With a False Non-Mountable File System Error (4164303)

The following message may be displayed:

The Solaris operating environment on slice c0t0d0s0 cannot be upgraded.A file system listed in the file system table (vfstab) could not be mounted.

The installation software may interpret inodes that are stored on striped DiskSuiteTM meta devices for root inodes and attempt to mount the meta devices as upgradable slices. When this problem occurs, the mounts fail and the installation aborts.

Workaround: To install the Solaris 7 operating environment:

  1. Disconnect the disks that contain DiskSuite meta devices.

  2. Restart the Interactive Installation.