SUMMARY: Jumpstart issue

From: Randy Romero <>
Date: Wed Jul 10 2002 - 11:44:11 EDT
Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!  That's what I get for being in a hurry....Thanks to
all who responded.  I actually had 2 problems.  Solved one myself and
Russell Kaiser pointed me at another one.
Issue #1-  I didn't share out the /jumpstart directory.  I shared out the
/jumpstart/OS dir and thus the sysidcfg file could not be found. My
sysidcfg file was in the /jumpstart directory.

Issue #2  I had the wrong netmask in the /etc/netmasks file.  Thanks
again to all who responded, too many to list but much gratitude to all!

This list rocks and it again taught me to take my time instead of letting
people get to me about "deadlines".  I shouldn't have made such a mistake!

Randy Romero

> I had an issue recently with Jumpstart where it would
> find the boot image, do the normal boot, but then fail
> to read the sysidcfg and instead prompt me to input
> the information.  The fix in the end was that the
> /etc/netmasks file had an incorrect subnet mask
> in it.  After that it was ok again.  I had moved the
> jumpstart server to another building and had forgotten
> to change that one value.  This is one thing you might
> look for anyway.
> Russell Kaiser
> COSM System Staff
> College of Science and Mathematics
> University of South Carolina
> Phone: (803)777-5838 FAX: (803)777-2136
> Email:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Romero []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:30 AM
> To: Sun Managers List
> Subject: Jumpstart issue
> Gurus,
>    I'm stumped.  I've built jumpstart servers in the past without an
> issue.  I've just built a new one and for some unknown reason I can't get
> it to use the sysidcfg file.   I'm using the -p option and still no luck.
> Very strange indeed.   No matter what I do it still begins prompting me
> for info.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  I'm on a bit of a
> deadline(who isn't right?).  Thanks in advance.  Will Summerize.
> Randy Romero
> Info--
> Jumpstart server --Solaris 9 aka pandora
> Jumpstart OS	--Solaris 8 2/02
> Machine being jumpstarted:  Ultra2 aka alcatraz
> command used:
> /jumpstart/OS/Solaris8_2002-02/Solaris_8/Tools/add_install_client  -p
> pandora:/jumpstart -c pandora:/jumpstart -s
> pandora:/jumpstart/OS/Solaris8_2002-02/
> alcatraz sun4u
> /etc/bootparams:
> alcatraz  root=pandora:/jumpstart/OS/Solaris8_2002-02/Solaris_8/Tools/Boot
> install=pandora:/jumpstart/OS/Solaris8_2002-02/ boottype=:in
> sysid_config=pandora:/jumpstart install_config=pandora:/jumpstart
> rootopts=:rsize=32768
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