Solaris 9 12/03 Release Notes

Bugs You Need to Know About Before Installing Solaris 9 12/03 Software

Solaris 9 12/03 Software 2 of 2 CD Does Not Mount Correctly on Systems With Multiple CD-ROM Drives (4751439)

If you use the suninstall program to install the Solaris 9 12/03 Software from CD onto a system that has multiple CD-ROM drives, the Solaris 9 12/03 2 of 2 CD might not install correctly.

After the installation of the Solaris Software 1 of 2 CD completes, the system reboots. The installation program then prompts you to insert the 2 of 2 CD. After you insert the CD, the installation program does not mount the CD.

For SPARC systems, the following message is displayed repeatedly:

Please insert the CD/DVD for Solaris 9 Software 2 of 2
	(12/03 SPARC Platform Edition)

For x86 systems, the following message is displayed repeatedly:

Please insert the CD/DVD for Solaris 9 Software 2 of 2
	(12/03 x86 Platform Edition)

Note –

If your installation does not require software on the Solaris Software 2 of 2 CD, you do not encounter this error.

Workaround: Choose from the following workarounds:

SPARC: Upgrade Firmware on Sun Fire and Netra Servers Before Installation (4747307, 4799331)

To install the Solaris 9 12/03 software on specific Sun Fire and NetraTM servers, you must first update the firmware on the server. If you do not update the firmware before you install the Solaris 9 12/03 software, the server panics. This problem affects the following servers:

If this problem occurs, the following error message is displayed:

panic[cpu0]/thread=140a000: BAD TRAP: type=34 rp=147e9e0
       addr=5586ee326973add3 mmu_fsr=0

The ok prompt is displayed.

Workaround: Update the firmware by applying the appropriate firmware patch.

Firmware update patches are available by going to the SunsolveSM Web site at Be sure to download and apply the most current version of the patch.

Boot From Solaris DVD Fails on Systems With Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM (4467424)

If your system has a Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM drive with firmware revision 1007, the system cannot boot from the Solaris 9 12/03 DVD.

Workaround: Apply patch 111649–03, or a later version, to update the Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM drive's firmware. You can download patch 111649–03 or a later version by going to the SunSolve Web site at

Cannot Access Data on Solaris 9 12/03 DVD When Running Solaris 2.6 and Solaris 7 Software (4511090)

If your system is running the Solaris 2.6 or the Solaris 7 software, Volume Management incorrectly mounts the Solaris 9 12/03 DVD. The DVD can be mounted, but the data is inaccessible. As a result, you cannot set up an install server, perform a Live Upgrade, or access any data on the media.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds: