SUMMARY: Solaris 8 install

From: Mika Tuupola (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 07:44:21 CST

        Found the answer to this problem myself next morning.
        The system had two hard disks installed. 8G as a boot
        disk and 18G secondary disk. After removing the the
        18G disk from the scsi chain the install went ok.

        Original question follows:

        Solaris 8 (x86) install dies after these lines:


        Copying mini-root to local disk....done.
        Copying platform specific files....done.
        Preparing to reboot and continue installation.
        Unable to mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0p0:boot
        Solaris Web Start 3.0 installer


        and it drops to shell. After manually syncing and rebooting
        the machine tries to boot the default active partition, but
        dies with:

        Cannot find boot.bin.

        Any idea what might cause this behaviour?

Mika Tuupola            

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