Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

Upgrading, Error Messages

No upgradable disks


A swap entry in the /etc/vfstab file is causing the upgrade to fail.


Comment out the following lines in the /etc/vfstab file:

  • All swap files and slices on disks not being upgraded

  • Swap files that are no longer present

  • Any unused swap slices

usr/bin/bzcat not found


Solaris Live Upgrade fails because of needing a patch cluster.


A patch is needed to install Solaris Live Upgrade. Ensure that you have the most recently updated patch list by consulting Search for the info doc 72099 on the SunSolve web site.

Upgradeable Solaris root devices were found, however, no suitable partitions to hold the Solaris install software were found. Upgrading using the Solaris Installer is not possible. It might be possible to upgrade using the Solaris Software 1 CDROM. (x86 based systems only)


You cannot upgrade with the Solaris 10 Software - 1 CD because you do not have enough space.


To upgrade, you can either create a swap slice that is larger than or equal to 512 Mbytes or use another method of upgrading such as the Solaris installation program from Solaris 10 DVD, a net installation image, or JumpStart.