SUMMARY: Re: patching a jumpstart server

From: Adam and Christine Levin <>
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 15:17:41 EST
Original post below.

Thanks to "Evans, Tim" <>, my misunderstanding has
been corrected.

It's silly to patch the image, because the image is just a mini-root.  The
only way to ensure a proper install of the recommended patch cluster is to
leave it as a post-install project for the finish script.

Thanks also to "Gurugunti, Mahesh" <> for
responding so quickly.


On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Adam and Christine Levin wrote:
> So I thought I'd save myself time and effort and patch our jumpstart
> server.  It's a Netra X1 running Solaris 8, and I need to jumpstart a few
> machines that we'll be testing.  I downloaded the latest cluster with
> kernel patchlevel 13 (the install image was patchlevel 7).
> I unzipped the patch cluster in /tmp and modified the install_cluster
> script to install to my jumpstart image
> (/jumpstart/install/Solaris_8/Tools/Boot).
> When I jumpstarted the new machine (a Netra T1), I get this:
> Executing last command: boot net - install
> Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/network@c,1  File and args: - install
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-13 64-bit
> Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> whoami: no domain name
> Configuring /dev and /devices
> Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
> Skipping interface eri1
> Configured interface eri0
> Usage:
> mount [-v | -p]
> mount [-F FSType] [-V] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
> 	{special | mount_point}
> mount [-F FSType] [-V] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
> 	special mount_point
> mount -a [-F FSType ] [-V] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
> 	[mount_point ...]
> Unable to mount /cdrom/Solaris_*/Tools/Boot/usr
> # |
> Notice the pipe at the bottom there -- it's the spinning propeller, so
> *something* is happening.  I've never gotten a mount error before on this
> jumpstart server, though.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> -Adam
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