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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)



x86: How to Check an IDE Disk for Bad Blocks

IDE disk drives do not automatically map out bad blocks like other drives supported by Oracle Solaris software. Before installing Oracle Solaris on an IDE disk, you might want to perform a surface analysis on the disk.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Note - Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Boot to the installation media.
  3. When you are prompted to select an installation type, select option 6, Single user shell.
  4. Start the format(1M) program.
    # format
  5. Specify the IDE disk drive on which you want to perform a surface analysis.
    # cxdy

    The controller number


    The device number

  6. Determine whether you have an fdisk partition.
    • If an Oracle Solaris fdisk partition does not exist, use the fdisk command to create one on the disk.

      format> fdisk
  7. Begin the surface analysis.
    format> analyze
  8. Determine the current settings.
    analyze> config
  9. (Optional) Change settings.
    analyze> setup
  10. Determine whether any bad blocks exist.
    analyze> type-of-surface-analysis

    Read, write, or compare

    If format finds bad blocks, it remaps them.

  11. Exit the analysis.
    analyze> quit
  12. Specify blocks to remap if necessary.
    format> repair
  13. Exit the format program.
  14. Restart the media in multiuser mode.
    # exit