SUMMARY: Jumpstart Problems

From: DeMatos, Ricardo L. <>
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 11:28:37 EST
Thanks to your responses, I've been able to solve the problem with my
JumpStart install.

There were a couple of issues:

1. incorrect value for -p option in add_install_client: needs to point to
directory, NOT the file
2. incorrect name for sysidcfg file: it MUST be sysidcfg
3. netmask mismatch between client and server: must be on the same network or
NFS has problems.

Thanks for your responses and this list!

Ricardo DeMatos

Below is the original problem:

My Jumpstart installation using Solaris 8_202 keeps on jumping into
interactive mode. Here's when I experience the problem:

ok boot net - install
LOM event: +2h19m40s host resetetting ...
Netra T1 200 (UltraSPARC-IIe 500MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 4.0, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #51977995.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:19:1f:b, Host ID: 83191f0b.
Executing last command: boot net - install
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/network@c,1  File and args: - install
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Requesting Internet address for 0:3:ba:19:1f:b
SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-13 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Configuring /dev and /devices
Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
Skipping interface eri1
Configured interface eri0
Searching for configuration file(s)...
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This is how I setup the Jumpstart Server:

Jumpstart Server was created using the following:

# ./setup_install_server /jumpstart/OS/Solaris_8_202
# ./add_to_install_server_install_server /jumpstart/OS/Solaris_8_202

The following was added to dfstab:
share -F nfs -o ro,anon=0 -d "Jumpstart Directory" /jumpstart

Share command was executed:
# shareall

The following rule was created and checked:
# pwd
# cat rules
any - - Profiles/basic.profile -

# ./check
Validating rules...
Validating profile Profiles/basic.profile...
The custom JumpStart configuration is ok.

The following sysidcfg was created:
# pwd
# cat satrain01cfg
network_interface=primary {netmask= protocol_ipv6=no

The MAC address and ip addresses were added to the JumpStart Server:
# cat /etc/ethers
0:3:ba:19:1f:b  satrain01

# cat /etc/hosts       localhost     satrain00       loghost     satrain01

The client was added using the following command:
# ./add_install_client -c -p satrain01 sun4u
cleaning up preexisting install client "satrain01"
removing satrain01 from bootparams
removing /etc/bootparams, since it is empty
removing /tftpboot/inetboot.SUN4U.Solaris_8-1
updating /etc/bootparams
copying inetboot to /tftpboot

I'm wondering if any of you could spot some problems above config or send a
copy of a good sysidcfg, rule, and add_install_client command.

Thanks in advance,
Ricardo DeMatos
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Received on Wed Feb 26 11:31:27 2003

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