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1.  Installation Issues

General Information

New Minimum Memory Requirement

Changes in Upgrade Support for Solaris Releases

SPARC: Supported Memory Configuration for Newboot

Support for Products Not Part of the Solaris OS

Before You Begin

Solaris Live Upgrade and Solaris Zones

Solaris Live Upgrade Restrictions

Upgrading a Solaris Trusted Extensions System That is Configured with Labeled Zones

Patching Miniroot on x86 Machines

Solaris Data Encryption Supplement on Solaris 10 Updates

Additional Procedures Required When Installing Patches for Solaris 10 5/08 Release

x86: Systems With elx or pcelx NICs Fail Network Configuration

Default Size of /var File System Inadequate

x86: Do Not Upgrade Hewlett-Packard (HP) Vectra XU Series Systems With BIOS Version GG.06.13

SPARC: Older Firmware Might Need Boot Flash PROM Update

Additional Patches Are Needed to Run Solaris Live Upgrade

Solaris Management Console 2.1 Software Is Not Compatible With Solaris Management Console 1.0, 1.0.1, or 1.0.2 Software

x86: Failure of BIOS Device Utility Prevents Installation or Upgrade From Being Completed (6362108)

Cannot Create a Solaris Flash Archive When Solaris Zones Are Installed (6246943)

x86: Sun Java Workstations 2100Z Might Panic When Booting From Solaris 10 Operating System DVD (6214356)

x86: Serial Consoles of Some Sun Fire Systems Do Not Work (6208412)

Solaris Installation GUI Program Might Fail on Systems With Existing x86 fdisk Boot Partitions (6186606)

Installation Bugs

Some Asian Locales Cannot Be Used for Custom JumpStart (6681454)

SPARC: Solaris 8 Migration Assistant Patch Requirements (6673751)

PRODRM Has Problems Deleting prodreg Entry For Solaris Trusted Extensions (6616592)

Reboot Now Button Is Unresponsive (6270371)

Sun Upgrade Detailed Patch Analysis Panel Not Scrollable (6597686)

SPARC: luupgrade Fails When Using a CD to Upgrade (6573154)

Panic in PCIe as dev_info Node Has No Parent Data (6517798)

The Linux Partition Does Not Display on the GRUB Menu After Installing the Solaris OS (6508647)

x86: Install Hangs on Systems With 512 Mbyte of Memory (6423854)

x86: Invalid /sbin/dhcpinfo Error During Installation (6332044)

x86: Installation From CD Media Appears to Hang After Reboot Selection (6270371)

x86: System Fails to Boot After Custom JumpStart Installation (6205478)

x86: GUI Interactive Installation From DVD Fails if boot-device Variable Is Not Set (5065465)

x86: USB Keyboards Might Freeze During Install on Some Dell Precision Workstations (4888849)

Warnings Might Occur When a File System Is Created (4189127)

Upgrade Issues and Bugs

lucreate and lumake Commands Fail on Non-Global Zones (6659451)

SPARC: Upgrading with Solaris Live Upgrade From Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Releases Fails (6638175)

Incorrect Permissions on /tmp in Non-Global Zones After Solaris Live Upgrade (6619278)

Issues With DSR Upgrade With Zones (6616788)

Solaris Trusted Extensions Upgrade Issues (6616585)

System Cannot Communicate With ypbind After Upgrade (6488549)

Upgrade Fails on System With Zones That Have Been Installed But Not Booted

Upgrading a Solaris 10 System with Non-Global Zones to the Solaris 10 5/08 Release Might Cause the Local File System Service to Fail (6428258)

Device ID Discrepancies After Upgrading From Solaris 9 9/04 OS

x86: Adding Driver Updates Might Cause Failure of Network Configuration (6353146)

x86: Cannot Delete the Solaris Live Upgrade Boot Environment That Contains the GRand Unified Bootloader Menu (6341350)

Solaris Live Upgrade luupgrade Command Missing the Progress Bar (6239850)

SPARC: Upgrading From Solaris 9 Releases With Recommended Patch Cluster Partially Succeeds (6202868)

Obsolete Uninstallers Not Removed When You Use Solaris Live Upgrade to Upgrade From Previous Solaris Releases (6198380)

Configuration File pam.conf Not Automatically Updated After an Upgrade (5060721)

Installer Text Display Problem When Using Solaris Live Upgrade (4736488)

SPARC: Removal of SUNWjxcft Package Records Error During Upgrade (4525236)

Upgrading to Solaris 10 Release Might Disable Existing Secure Shell Daemon (sshd) (4626093)

Upgrade Fails if /export Directory Is Near Capacity (4409601)

Upgrading Diskless Client Servers and Clients (4363078)

Additional Installation Issues

smosservice add Command Does Not Install Designated ARCH=all Packages (4871256)

StarOffice and StarSuite Software Cannot Coexist in the Same System

Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

6.  What's New in Solaris 10 5/08

A.  Table of Integrated Bug Fixes in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Additional Installation Issues

This section describes issues that are related to the installation of the Solaris OS.

smosservice add Command Does Not Install Designated ARCH=all Packages (4871256)

The smosservice add command does not install any packages that are designated ARCH=all in the root (/) or /usr file systems. There is no error message indicating these packages were skipped. This problem exists in all Solaris OS versions, and applies to both SPARC based and x86 based clients.

Note that the list of missing packages varies, depending on the Solaris release that you are running.

Workaround: Locate and install the missing ARCH=all packages.

For step-by-step instructions on locating and installing missing packages, see How to Locate and Install Missing ARCH=all Packages in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

StarOffice and StarSuite Software Cannot Coexist in the Same System

When you install Solaris 10 OS, either the StarOffice or the StarSuite software is also automatically installed, depending on which language you select. The languages and the corresponding software that these languages support are listed as follows:

Selected Language
Supported Software
Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Other languages

StarOffice and StarSuite cannot coexist in the same system. If you want to replace a software that you accidentally installed, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the Solaris 10 Software - 4 CD or Solaris 10 Operating System DVD in the drive.

  2. Become superuser.

  3. Change to the Product directory, for example, /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product.

  4. Replace the software.

    • To replace StarOffice with StarSuite, use the following commands:

      # pkgrm `pkginfo | grep staroffice- | awk '{print $2}'`
        # pkgadd -d .SUNWstarsuite-*
    • To replace StarSuite with StarOffice, use the following commands:

      # pkgrm `pkginfo | grep starsuite- | awk '{print $2}'`
        # pkgadd -d . SUNWstaroffice-*

If you use Solaris CDs, the localization packages are included in either Language 1 or 2 CD. The package names are as follows:

Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

When you select a locale for your installation, additional related locales might also be installed. This change in behavior occurs in the Solaris 10 release because all full locales, with message translations, and the Asian and Japanese partial locales, locale enabler, have been repackaged based on language support for locales. Other partial locales are still packaged and installed based on geographic region, such as Central Europe.