SUMMARY: Sol 10 x86 / Dell 2850

From: Andrew Hall <>
Date: Mon Aug 29 2005 - 10:04:18 EDT

I was able to resolve the portmapper errors by patching another
interface on my server.  Whats happening is that I PXE boot off the
onboard interface, but when solaris boots it finds the extra PCI nic
first, so its trying to jumpstart over the PCI nic, not the onboard nic
I PXE booted from.

As for the hanging Configuring Devices, the short answer is I have to
disable ACPI during the jumpstart.  This can be accomplished three

You can either add 'setprop acpi-user-options 0x4' in solaris/bootenv.rc
if you use an install floppy, create a /tftpboot/01<mac addr>.bootenv.rc
in the jumpstart server, or at the boot selection screen hit F4 for Boot
Tasks, View/Edit, F4 for create and create a new entry called
'acpi-user-options' w/ a value of '0x4'.

As to why the nics are acting such, I will open a new thread.



On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 12:43, Andrew Hall wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am having a difficult time installing solaris 10 x86 on a brand new
> Dell 2850.  If I PXE boot it gets the sysidcfg info then gives me a
> portmap error:
> Warning: pmap_kgetport: portmapper not responding; still trying
> I use this same jumpstart server to install sol 8,9,10 sparc w/ no
> problems.
> If I boot of cd, it hangs at "Configuring Devices".  It just sits there
> and spins.  It never gets past this.  I let it sit there for almost an
> hour.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Drew
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