SUMMARY RE: problem jumpstarting a V890 (fwd)

From: Adam Levin <>
Date: Sun Apr 03 2005 - 16:33:53 EDT
Thanks to Coy Hile and Jeffrey Donovan.

I tried an installboot, but that didn't help.  Jeffrey hit it, though: I 
could do an update install.

After the flash install on the V890, I did a boot net and did an update 
install of 02/04 off my jumpstart image.  That did it!



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[] On Behalf Of Adam Levin
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 10:12 AM
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Subject: problem jumpstarting a V890

I'm having trouble properly jumpstarting a V890 using flash archives.

We have flash archives of V240s and V210, but this is our first V890.
flash archives from the older machines are Solaris 8 07/03, patched.
have /usr/platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V890, which tells me that they should
support the V890 platform.

Note that we could not jumpstart with the unpatched 07/03 boot image,
because it did not natively support the V890.  We installed the 02/04
image, and then I was able to boot the V890 over the net.

So, we lay down the flash image, but I get the
boot: cannot open kernel/sparcv9/unix
Enter filename [kernel/sparcv9/unix]:

I'd love to be able to use the flash archive instead of rebuilding a
system from scratch with Solaris 8 02/04.  Is there any way to do that?
The 07/03 flash archive isn't the *most recent* patch cluster, but it's
within the last few months (enough so I at least see the V890
/usr/platform directory).

Where is "kernel/sparcv9/unix"?  Am I having a bootblk problem here?

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