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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Preconfiguring System Configuration Information (Tasks)

3.  Preconfiguring With a Naming Service or DHCP

Part II Installing Over a Local Area Network

4.  Installing From the Network (Overview)

5.  Installing From the Network With DVD Media (Tasks)

6.  Installing From the Network With CD Media (Tasks)

7.  Patching the Miniroot Image (Tasks)

8.  Installing Over the Network (Examples)

9.  Installing From the Network (Command Reference)

Part III Installing Over a Wide Area Network

10.  WAN Boot (Overview)

11.  Preparing to Install With WAN Boot (Planning)

12.  Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

13.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

14.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Examples)

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

Problems With Setting Up Network Installations

Problems With Booting a System

Error Messages When Booting From Media

General Problems When Booting From Media

Booting From the Network, Error Messages

General Problems When Booting From the Network

Initial Installation of the Oracle Solaris OS

x86: How to Check an IDE Disk for Bad Blocks

Upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS

Upgrading Error Messages

General Problems When Upgrading

How to Continue Upgrading After a Failed Upgrade

x86: Problems With Live Upgrade When You Use GRUB

System Panics When Upgrading With Live Upgrade Running Veritas VxVM

How to Upgrade When Running Veritas VxVM

x86: Service Partition Not Created by Default on Systems With No Existing Service Partition

How to Include a Service Partition When Installing Software From a Network Installation Image or From the Oracle Solaris DVD

How to Include a Service Partition When Installing From the Oracle Solaris Software - 1 CD or From a Network Installation Image

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Initial Installation of the Oracle Solaris OS

Initial installation fails

Solution: If the Oracle Solaris installation fails, you must restart the installation. To restart the installation, boot the system from the Oracle Solaris DVD, the Oracle Solaris Software - 1 CD, or from the network.

You cannot uninstall the Oracle Solaris software after the software has been partially installed. You must restore your system from a backup or begin the Oracle Solaris installation process again.

/cdrom/sol_Solaris_10/SUNWxxxx/reloc.cpio: Broken pipe

Description: This error message is informational and does not affect the installation. The condition occurs when a write on a pipe does not have a reading process.

Solution: Ignore the message and continue with the installation.

WARNING: CHANGE DEFAULT BOOT DEVICE (x86 based systems only)

Cause: This is an informational message. The default boot device set in the system's BIOS might be set to a device that requires you to use the Oracle Solaris Device Configuration Assistant to boot the system.

Solution: Continue with the installation and, if necessary, change the system's default boot device specified in the BIOS after you install the Oracle Solaris software to a device that does not require the Oracle Solaris Device Configuration Assistant.

x86 only - If you are using the locale keyword to test a JumpStart profile for an initial installation, the pfinstall -D command fails to test the profile. For a workaround, see the error message “could not select locale,” in the section, Upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS.