SUMMARY: Upgrade OS (not completed)

From: Star Fire (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 11:19:16 CDT

This list is fast and responsive. Special thanks in particular to
Casper Dik, Muller, Esther, Rick Francis, Iain Rae, Dan Brown,
Jarrett Carver, Paul Beltrani, Salehi Michael, Dean Humphrey,
jonathan.loh, Erwin Fritz.

Although I had carry out the steps very carefully and taken the precautions
those managers had advised, the upgrade was unsucessful.
I had verify on the upgrade log and found no errors. When I boot
from the internal disk, it always gave me "cannot load
se module" and system panic. When I boot cdrom -sw,
I faced another problem. It took 10 mins to bootup to single
user with error "disabled wide scsi" (a diskpack is connected to
my system). I got no choice but have to restore my OS from my backup
tapes. The reason I'm doing upgrade instead of reinstall Solaris 7
is bec my users do not want to reconfigure their applications.
I'll try to do a upgrade sometime next weeks again. Anybody have any
pointer why I'm getting those error?? Thanks.

-----Original Message-----

Dear Sun Managers,
Currently, I've an Ultra-1 with the following configurations:
[1] Openboot prompt : 3.5.0
[2] Internal h/d : 2.1G with Solaris 2.6
[3] System is running X.25
[4] Multi-diskpacks attached
I'm going to do an upgrade of OS to Solaris 7 (I'll select upgrade during
installation). I'll do a full backup b/4 I upgrade it.
However, I've some doubts to clarify and hope someone out there
can help me asap.
My df -k output shows as:
                            avail mount point
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 ....... 128600 /
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 ....... 219131 /usr
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s4 ....... 89450 /var
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s0 ....... 387305 /DATA
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s1 ....... 223413 /opt
swap ....... 288800 /swap
[1] What I intend to do is vi /etc/vfstab and comment out
    /DATA before starting the upgrade. Is it necessary??
[2] According to the document, openboot prompt needs at least
    3.11.0 to support 64-bits. Can I don't upgrade the flash prompt
    and just run 32-bits? If not, how can I upgrade my flash prompt?
    Actually I do not intend to upgrade it bec of time limitation.
[3] Is my /usr and /var disk space sufficient to do the upgrade?
[4] As for the X.25, do I need to do anything?
Hope the experts can give any comments, precautions and suggestions soon
bec I'm going to upgrade the system tomorrow. Highly appreciate all the
inputs. Thanks.


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