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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Upgrading With Live Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Live Upgrade (Overview)

3.  Live Upgrade (Planning)

4.  Using Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)

5.  Upgrading With Live Upgrade (Tasks)

6.  Failure Recovery: Falling Back to the Original Boot Environment (Tasks)

7.  Maintaining Live Upgrade Boot Environments (Tasks)

8.  Upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed

9.  Live Upgrade Examples

Part II Upgrading and Migrating With Live Upgrade to a ZFS Root Pool

10.  Live Upgrade and ZFS (Overview)

11.  Live Upgrade for ZFS (Planning)

12.  Creating a Boot Environment for ZFS Root Pools

13.  Live Upgrade for ZFS With Non-Global Zones Installed

Part III Appendices

A.  Live Upgrade Command Reference

B.  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 Operating System DVD

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

C.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)

D.  Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading (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 equivalent role.

    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 exixt.
    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