SUMMARY: sys-unconfig under Solaris 8 ...????

From: German, Vinnie (
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 13:48:54 CDT

Special thanks to:

John Kennedy []
Ravi Channavajhala []
Bill Fay []
Steve Elliott []

The final consensus is that there is a bug with sys-unconfig under Solaris 8
to be more specific
with the version dated February 2000. So we should try getting the June
version of Solaris 8.

Thanks again,



I had ran "sys-unconfig" under Solaris 2.5.1 and 2.6 and 7 with not problems
at all But
yesterday I ran into a very unfamiliar situation when I ran it on an Ultra-5
Solaris 8.

As we all know when you run it, it tells you that your machine will be
rebooted and then it
reboot and it start asking questions to reconfigure your machine: i.p.
address -subnet mask -hostid
and etc, until you finally reconfigure that machine. Well on my Ultra-5
running solaris 8 it told me
that mahcine will be rebooting and it did BUT IT NEVER WHEN THRU THE PROCESS
RECONFIGURATION, I mean it never asked me for hostid, i.p.address, subnet
etc, and what endeed
happened was that I lost my i.p.address and hostname so I had to reconfigure
machine manually
doing "ifconfig" and creating hostname and also doing the /etc/net/tic*
files, etc.

I just want to know if there is someone out there who might have had same
situation that I had.

Thanks in advance,

Vinnie German.

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