Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 2/04 Release Notes

Issues You Need to Know About Before Installing Solaris 8 Software from DVD

Booting From the Solaris 8 2/04 DVD

The Solaris 8 2/04 operating environment is now available on DVD. To install or upgrade from DVD, insert the Solaris 8 2/04 DVD into the DVD-ROM drive and boot the system from the ok prompt with the following command.

ok boot cdrom

Boot From Solaris DVD Fails on Systems With Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM (4467424)

If your system has a Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM drive with firmware revision 1007, the system cannot boot from the Solaris 8 2/04 DVD.

Workaround: Apply patch 111649 to update the Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM drive's firmware. Patch 111649 is included on the Solaris 8 Supplement CD in the following directory.


See the README file in this directory for instructions on installing the patch. Be sure to read and follow all the cautions and warnings in this README file before you install the patch.

Cannot Access Data on Solaris 8 2/04 DVD in Solaris 2.6 and Solaris 7 Operating Environment (4511090)

If your system is running the Solaris 2.6 or Solaris 7 operating environment, Volume Management incorrectly mounts the Solaris 8 2/04 DVD. The Solaris 8 2/04 DVD will mount, but the data is inaccessible. As a result, you cannot setup an install server, perform a Live Upgrade, or access any data on the media.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.