SUMMARY: Multiple problems while installing Solaris 10 (DVD downloaded)

From: Sun Admin <>
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 11:22:01 EST
Dear managers,

Yesterday, I asked about the multiple problems while
installing solaris10 from DVD downloaded media. I asked:

> I have a basic
question about Solaris 10 DVD media downloaded
> installation. I have
downloaded all the 5 image files available on for
> installation of
Solaris 10. Then, I transferred these files on unix machine
> and gave the
following command:
> cat file1 file2 file3 file4 file5 > file.iso
> (This is
exactly what is given on Sun site). After doing file3, it gave error
file. I suppose that it may be because of file system large file
limilatation. Then I tried on windows box and given following command:
> /b file1 + file2 + file3 + file4 + file5 > file.iso
> Now I
transferred this
> .iso file to the unix machine and tried to mount the iso
file using below
> command:
> #lofiadm -a
/jumpstart/install/solaris10_Media/file.iso /dev/lofi/5
> This time it gave
following error message:
> lofiadm: size of
/jumpstart/install/solaris10_Media/file.iso is not a multiple of 512
> Here
> the list of files. I am referring file1, file2... for the following
> 02/23/2006  03:51p         619,723,079
> 02/23/2006  04:05p         620,083,066
> 02/23/2006  04:25p         620,826,829
> 02/23/2006  04:26p         620,042,999
> 02/23/2006  04:47p         617,880,088
> 03/06/2006  11:05a       3,098,556,061
> Not sure what wrong I am
> doing. Can anyone help me please?
Here is the solution for that:

1. I created a separate file system of 15 GB
with LARGE FILE support, which was not there in my previous file system.
Then I transferred all the five .zip files downloaded from sun site and
unzipped those in that file system.
3. After unzipping, all files became .iso
4. Now, I did the following
cat file1 file2 file3 file4 file5 >
Here file1, file2... will be the names of original files.
iso file can be mounted as a filesystem with lofiadm command as follows:
lofiadm -a /jumpstart1/solaris10.iso   /dev/lofi/8
# mkdir
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/8
# cd /jumpstart1/solaris10_Media

In this
directory/mount point, I am now able to see all the contents of a standard
solaris CD/DVD :-).

Special thanks to Andrew Watkins, Marcel Knol, Brad
Morrison, Bernd Schmmer, Darren Dauham, Paveza Gary, Mathew Stier and Scott
Lawson for helping/pointing me to the right direction.

Thanks to all those
who spent time on reading / sending replies to solve this problem :-)

Sun Admin.
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Received on Tue Mar 7 11:23:10 2006

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