Summary: Jumpstart refuses to use custom sysidcfg

From: John Weekley (
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 10:45:30 CDT

Although I received no responses other than a polite RTFM (did that for
3 days),
I was able to get the sysidcfg read properly by
creating a hard link between my sysidcfg and the miniroot /etc
I still receive errors:

cp: cannot create /etc/sysidcfg: Permission denied
chmod: WARNING: can't change /etc/sysidcfg
Using sysid configuration file

But it's working correctly now. I will summarize again if I receive a
substantive answer
as to what steps jumpstart is trying to accomplish here.

John Weekley

> Managers,
> I've been all over, the jumpstart book and and
> haven't found the answer to this one.
> I'm building a custom jumpstart config for Solaris 8 Sparc. Problem is
> I keep getting this error
> on the client while booting:
> cp: cannot create /etc/sysidcfg: Read-only file system
> chmod: WARNING: can't access /etc/sysidcfg
> Using sysid configuration file
> At this point I get the standard instal dialog.
> The path to the custom sysidcfg file is correct in /etc/bootparams:
> foo root= install=fugly:/stuff
> boottype=:in sysid_config=
> install_config=
> rootopts=:rsize=32768

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