SUMMARY: Problems creating a zone

From: Langston, Jim <>
Date: Wed Oct 18 2006 - 16:06:30 EDT

Sun support actually came through this time. :)  For some reason, my
initial install of Solaris 10 is corrupt.  The file
/var/sadm/install/contents is missing.  This is an ASCII file which
contains data about installed apps, patches, etc for the system.  I
don't have one of those files.  So looks like I'm about to do a new
install.  Thank goodness this is a dev box.  :)




From: Langston, Jim
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:08 AM
To: Sun Managers
Subject: Problems creating a zone


I've created several zones before on some of my T2000 servers.  I'm in
the process of creating some zones on dev box, a V280.  I'm getting this

cnedev2:/etc/zones#$ zoneadm -z mets-z1 install
Preparing to install zone <mets-z1>.
ERROR: the product registry database </> does not exist
ERROR: cannot determine the product registry implementation used by the
global zone at </>
ERROR: cannot create zone boot environment <mets-z1>
zoneadm: zone 'mets-z1': '/usr/lib/lu/lucreatezone' failed with exit
code 74.

Here are the steps I have completed:

cnedev2:/etc/zones#$ zonecfg -z mets-z1
mets-z1: No such zone configured
Use 'create' to begin configuring a new zone.
zonecfg:mets-z1> create
zonecfg:mets-z1> set zonepath=/mnt01/zones/mets-z1
zonecfg:mets-z1> set autoboot=true
zonecfg:mets-z1> add net
zonecfg:mets-z1:net> set address=
zonecfg:mets-z1:net> set physical=eri0
zonecfg:mets-z1:net> end
zonecfg:mets-z1> verify
zonecfg:mets-z1> commit
zonecfg:mets-z1> exit

I searched google and came up only one hit, where a guy moved /var/sadm
to a different partition and did a symlink but eventually moved it back.
Not sure what that really accomplished.

Anyone seen this or have any idea what is going on?


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