WARNING: getfile: RPC failed: error 5 (RPC Timed out).
This error occurs when you have two or more servers on a network responding to an install client's boot request. The install client connects to the wrong boot server, and the installation hangs. The following specific reasons might cause this error to occur:Cause:
Reason 1:/etc/bootparams files might exist on different servers with an entry for this install client.Solution:
Reason 1: Ensure that servers on the network do not have multiple /etc/bootparams entries for the install client. If they do have multiple entries, remove duplicate client entries in the /etc/bootparams file on all install servers and boot servers except the one you want the install client to use.Cause:
Reason 2: Multiple /tftpboot or /rplboot directory entries might exist for this install client.Solution:
Reason 2: Ensure that servers on the network do not have multiple /tftpboot or /rplboot directory entries for the install client. If they do have multiple entries, remove duplicate client entries from the /tftpboot or /rplboot directories on all install servers and boot servers except the one you want the install client to use.Cause:
Reason 3: An install client entry might exist in the /etc/bootparams file on a server and an entry in another /etc/bootparams file that enables all systems to access the profile server. Such an entry resembles the following:
A line that resembles the previous entry in the NIS or NIS+ bootparams table can also cause this error.Solution:
Reason 3: If a wildcard entry is in the name service bootparams map or table (for example, * install_config=), delete it and add it to the /etc/bootparams file on the boot server.
No network boot server. Unable to install the system. See installation instructions.
This error occurs on a system that you are attempting to install from the network. The system is not set up correctly.Solution:
Ensure that you correctly set up the system to install from the network. See "Adding Systems to Be Installed From the Network".
prom_panic: Could not mount file system
This error occurs when you are installing Solaris 9 from a network, but the boot software cannot locate the following:
Solaris 9 DVD, either the DVD or a copy of the DVD image on the install server
Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD image, either the Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD or a copy of the Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD image on the install server
Ensure that the installation software is mounted and shared.
If you are installing Solaris 9 from the install server's DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive, ensure that the Solaris 9 DVD or Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 is inserted in the CD-ROM drive, is mounted, and is shared in the /etc/dfs/dfstab file.
If installing from a copy of the Solaris 9 DVD image or Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD image on the install server's disk, ensure that the directory path to the copy is shared in the /etc/dfs/dfstab file.
See the man page, install_server.
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet...
Reason 1: The client is trying to boot from the network, but it cannot find a system that knows about the client.Solution:
Reason 1: Verify the system's host name is in the NIS or NIS+ name service. Also, verify the bootparams search order in the boot server's /etc/nsswitch.conf file.
For example, the following line in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file indicates that JumpStart or the Solaris suninstall program first looks in the NIS maps for bootparams information. If the program does not find any information, the JumpStart program or the Solaris suninstall program looks in the boot server's /etc/bootparams file.
bootparams: nis filesCause:
Reason 2: The client's Ethernet address is not correct.Solution:
Reason 2: Verify that the client's Ethernet address in the install server's /etc/ethers file is correct.Cause:
Reason 3: In a custom JumpStart installation, the add_install_client command specifies the platform group that uses a specified server as an install server. If the wrong architecture value is used when using the add_install_client, this problem occurs. For example, the machine you want to install is a sun4u, but you used sun4m instead.Solution:
Reason 3: Rerun add_install_client with the correct architecture value.