Summary: Jumpstart Flash install ( with mirrored devices)

From: Santhakumar S <>
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 08:30:49 EDT
 Dear Managers,


1. Did normal jumpstart with patching and SDS packages ( no meta devices
2. Ran flarcreate and created the image.
3. Jumpstarted new system using the image and configured meta devices in
the finish script.

In my view for Sol 8 create flash image (with SDS) and configure the meta
divices on the new system after the flash install.



So far I have received some valuable inputs from the managers:
Suresh Bangalore, No SPAM, Michael Hocke, Cole William, Jeff Dinisco,
Bernd Schemmer, bhuber, Polachak Jason, Hirchert Dale L
and general concern is not to do with meta devices. But as per managers
who sucessfully done this I followed their steps:
In my finish script
1. I am zeroing out /a/etc/lvm/ and /a/etc/lvm/ files
2. Creating /a/etc/vfstab and /a/etc/system files w/o meta reference.

 Now it goes pass the previous step but complains that c1t0d0s0 ( my /
partion) is not this type file system and /etc/passwd file is in use
therefore root password can't be set now. Also read only file system.

The image I am using came from the same system (v240 jumpstarted w/o
flash install, patched and meta devices setup during the
JS and system was stable when I created the flash image).

Has anyone else sucessfully JS flash installed with meta ( mirrored
devices) device image ?


Dear Managers,

I have a problem with my JS/Flash install. I have no problem with my JS
but this is my first attempt with Flash install. I have created a
compressed system image ( a stable Sol 8 with meta devices) using
flarcreat command. JS installs fine using flash image, but problem starts
during the reboot:

Installing boot information

        - Installing boot blocks (c1t0d0s0)  

  Installation log location

          - /a/var/sadm/system/logs/install_log (before reboot)

          - /var/sadm/system/logs/install_log (after reboot)

  Flash installation complete

  Executing JumpStart postinstall phase...

  Executing finish script "Finish_scripts/v240-2048mb-flash-inst.driver"...

  Starting finish script:

  Finish script Finish_scripts/v240-2048mb-flash-inst.driver execution completed.

  The finish script log 'finish.log'

  is located in /var/sadm/system/logs after reboot.

  Sep  6 23:13:34 rpcbind: rpcbind terminating on signal.

  syncing file systems... done


  SC Alert: Host System has Reset

  Probing system devices

  Probing memory

  Probing I/O buses

  Sun Fire V240, No Keyboard

  Copyright 1998-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.

  OpenBoot 4.16.2, 2048 MB memory installed, Serial #63014961.

  Ethernet address 0:3:ba:c1:88:31, Host ID: 83c18831.

  Rebooting with command: boot

  Boot device: disk0:a  File and args:

  SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_117350-15 64-bit

  Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.

  WARNING: forceload of misc/md_trans failed

  WARNING: forceload of misc/md_raid failed

  WARNING: forceload of misc/md_hotspares failed

  WARNING: forceload of misc/md_sp failed

  panic[cpu1]/thread=10408000: Could not install the isa driver

  0000000010407970 unix:post_startup+2c (104756d0, 10408004, 22, 1,

  10408004, 1040


    %l0-3: 000000001041c2c8 00000000104072f1 000000103e000000


    %l4-7: 0000000000000000 0000000010413da0 00000000000c1156


  0000000010407a20 genunix:main+ac (104101f8, 2000, 10407ec0, 10408030,

  fff2, 1005


    %l0-3: 0000000000000001 0000000000000001 0000000000000015


    %l4-7: 000000001042a1c8 00000000104791b8 00000000000d9a90


  syncing file systems... done

  skipping system dump - no dump device configured


My questions are;
1. My imgae was created from meta a system that has meta devices, therefore do I have to install SDS pakages  
   before the reboot?
2. Can JS install from the compressed image or do I have to use un-compressed imgae?
3. Has anyone come accross this before?

I will summarize

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