Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 7/01 Release Notes

System Identification Does Not Detect Default Route on Manually Configured Network (4474697)

If you use the Solaris 8 7/01 Installation CD to install the Solaris operating environment on a system with no bootparams or no way of detecting previous network information, the installation program cannot detect a default route. If you select Find One and Confirm when the installation program asks you for a default route, the following error message displays.

The route could not be detected at this time. If you wish to accept the
settings provided, press 'Accept' and autodetection will be set for reboot,
otherwise press 'Cancel' and provide another address.

Workaround: If you receive the previous error message, follow these steps.

  1. Select Accept when your system displays the previous error message.

  2. After the system identification process has completed, open a terminal window and type the following command.

    # /usr/sbin/in.rdisc -s