Summary: Jumpstart Solaris 9

From: Ian Topham <>
Date: Tue Aug 28 2007 - 06:54:34 EDT
	Apologies for not replying earlier, but I've been sunning myself
in Cornwall.
Anyway, the thing that I had forgotten was that I was building the
Jumpstart server on an x86 laptop (money's tight, but this solution is
portable across several Data Centres and IP subnets).
s1 exists, but only by default when mounted on a Sparc system. A bit of
additional jiggery pokery is needed to get the s1 slice to mount on the
The Solaris 10 DVD (x86 & Sparc) mounts everything under the one slice,
so that's why I had no problemos there.
Google for 'solaris lofiadm jumpstart iso'
Many thanks to Darren Dunham who pointed the way, Kim de Smaele for
those pertinent questions, and to Ketan Patel - this one's for you.

Thanks - Ian

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ian Topham
Sent: 17 August 2007 12:12
Subject: Jumpstart Solaris 9

    We are trying to install a jumpstart version of Solaris 9 from the
original distro pack and also the downloaded .iso file.
We are having an issue with the setup_install_server script as it tries
to find the boot image at /cdrom/sol_9_904_sparc/Solaris_9/Tools/Boot.
This is a link which points to ../../../s1.
s1 doesn't exist, and on the Solaris 10 distro, Boot is a directory
under /cdrom/sol_9_904_sparc/Solaris_9/Tools/.
Is this a known bug, and if so, is there a workaround

Thanks - Ian

Ian Topham
Senior UNIX Specialist

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