SUMMARY: Solaris 2.6 JumpStart does not respond to name_service=

From: Charles M. Atkinson (
Date: Sun Sep 24 2000 - 09:33:59 CDT

Thanks to Sean Quaint for pointing out that NIS+ should be NISPLUS for
Solaris 2.6 JumpStart.

The only other thing required was to patch mini-root:
         a) Download Sun patch 106193-05 from
            to /tmp
         b) cd /tmp
            zcat 106193-05.tar.Z | tar -xvf -
            ./installpatch -C <path to JumpStart Install
directory>/Tools/Boot .

Charles Atkinson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles M. Atkinson
> Sent: 23 September 2000 21:33
> To: ''
> Subject: Solaris 2.6 JumpStart does not respond to name_service=
> Hi,
> The sysidnis part of my Solaris 2.6 5/98 auto-install starts asking
questions to get answers that it should get from a line of the sysidcfg
file. Press F2 a few times and its hands-off again. The rest of the
sysidcfg file works fine. The same line works fine for a Solaris 7
> The line is
> name_service=NIS+ {domain_name=<domain name>
name_server=<hostname>(<IP address>)}
> where the <> parts are substituted with known good values.
> Any ideas?
> Maybe the mini-root should be patched. Maybe the syntax is OK for
Solaris 7 but not 2.6. I can't access an "Advanced Installation Guide"
for 2.6. All the links to it on Sun's website seem to go nowhere or to
the Solaris 7 version.
> TIA, Charles

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