SUMMARY: Jumpstart: syntax error and trying to load from /cdrom media, which disk to use for Solaris 8 image

From: Al Saenz: Foundation Technologies <>
Date: Thu Aug 23 2007 - 16:30:25 EDT
I want to say thanks to Mark and Clay for assisting me.

My problem was the "Solaris 8 Software HW 5/03 1of 2 disk"
I needed to also install the 2 of 2 disk. I just had a partial image.

So to create an image from CD one needs Solaris 8 Software HW 5/03 1of 2  and
Solaris 8 Software HW 5/03 2of 2 . When using/adding the second disk (2 of 2)
the command. "add_to_install_server" is utilized.

The Solaris 8 Installation CD is only needed if you plan on using Web Start

see chapter 12 of Advanced Installation Guide Solaris 8


On 8/22/07, Al Saenz: Foundation Technologies <> wrote:

Dear Managers,

I'm very close to getting my JS up and running.

My image was created from the Solaris 8 Software HW 5/03 1of 2 disk.
#./setup_install_server /mountpoint/d2
(no errors generated)

I'm not sure if I need to use that disk (above) or the Solaris 8 Installation
HW 5/03 disk
Could this be my problem? It seems the client is looking to the cdrom for the
OS image (below).

Any pointers are welcomed, thanks.

###My Error###

Sun Fire V100 (UltraSPARC-IIe 548MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 4.0, 2048 MB memory installed, Serial #66948589.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:fd:8d:ed, Host ID: 83fd8ded.

Executing last command: boot net - install
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ethernet@c  File and args: - install
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-20 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
NOTICE: dmfe0: PHY 1 link down
NOTICE: dmfe1: PHY 1 link down
NOTICE: dmfe0: PHY 1 link up 10 Mbps Half-Duplex
whoami: no domain name
Configuring /dev and /devices
Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
Skipping interface dmfe1
Configured interface dmfe0
Searching for configuration file(s)...
Using sysid configuration file
The system is coming up.  Please wait.
Starting remote procedure call (RPC) services: sysidns done.
cat: cannot open /cdrom/.cdtoc
cat: cannot open /cdrom/.cdtoc
expr: syntax error
expr: syntax error
cat: cannot open /cdrom/.cdtoc
expr: syntax error
Starting Solaris installation program...
Searching for JumpStart directory...
Using rules.ok from
Checking rules.ok file...
Using profile:
Using finish script: diag_drv.fin
Executing JumpStart preinstall phase...
Searching for SolStart directory...
Checking rules.ok file...
Using begin script: install_begin
Using finish script: patch_finish
Executing SolStart preinstall phase...
Executing begin script "install_begin"...
Begin script install_begin execution completed.

ERROR: Could not load the media (/cdrom)

Solaris 10 Jumpstart Server (all in one: Boot, Config, Install Servers)

Sparc V100

qfe3: mask
I'm using bootp (no DHCP)

Isolated  network

#svcs|grep tftp
online         18:15:20 svc:/network/tftp/udp6:default

#more /etc/ethers
0:3:ba:fd:8d:ed e-05

#more /etc/bootparams
e-05  root=e250-3:/mountpoint/d2/Solaris_2.8/Solaris_8/Tools/Boot
:/data3/Solaris_2.8 boottype=:in sysid_config=e250-3:/export/jumpstart
onfig=e250-3:/export/jumpstart rootopts=:rsize=32768

#more /etc/hosts                e250-3  #E Rack

-               /mountpoint/d2/storage/patches.d   rw,anon=0   ""
-               /mountpoint/d2/storage/packages.d   rw,anon=0   ""
-               /export/jumpstart   ro,anon=0   ""
-               /export/natkit   rw,anon=0   ""
-               /mountpoint/d2/Solaris_2.8   ro,anon=0   ""

Thank you very much
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