SUMMARY: JumpStart/sysidcfg problem.

From: Kai O'Yang (
Date: Thu Jun 25 1998 - 07:14:09 CDT


Thanks to Luc Lauwers and Kyle Pinkston,

I have to use the nameswitch in add_install_client for sysidcfg to do
automatic name services recognition. (BTW, this is a Solaris 2.6 5/98.)
The syntax is to add "-n :none" into add_install_client or append
" ns=:none" into /etc/bootparams.

As for difference in setting root password in sysidcfg and in jumpstart, no
answer was received. I was able to set the root password using either scheme,
and I've chosen the former, since sysidcfg is more or less static and can be
stored in a floppy (jumpstart config can also be in floppy, but I was too
impatient to wait for constant floppy disk "crunching".)


Original message:
> Trying to setup sysidcfg/jumpstart on Ultra5's with Solaris 2.6.
> I got the following sysidcfg file in the floppy:
> system_locale=en_AU
> terminal=sun-cmd
> timezone=Australia/Victoria
> timeserver=localhost
> name_service=NONE
> system_locale=C
> root_password=<secret>
> network_interface=hme0 {netmask=}
> Problem is that on every workstation it prompted me "which name services
> to use", and didn't recognise the NONE keyword in name_service.
> I've tried:
> name_service=NONE {domain_name=my.domain name_server=server(a.b.c.d)}
> without luck.
> Where did I get wrong? BTW, if I use NIS+, should the name_server be the
> root master server of that NIS+ domain, or any replica will do?
> Also, what is the difference in specifying the root password in sysidcfg
> and in the finish script of jumpstart? Do they do the same thing?

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