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I want to jumpstart a Sparc Netra X1 from an x86 Intel PC using Solaris 9

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Hi,

I'm trying to jumpstart a Sun Netra X1 sparc box using Solaris 9 on an x86 Intel PC. I've seen some guides which i'm following but i get stuck when i try and run ./setup_install_server on the Intel PC as it tells me that the Boot does not exist. This command will run with the x86 CD 1 in however. So how am i possibly supposed to be able to copy over the sparc CD 1 & 2, that will be required to jumpstart the sparc box, to an x86 PC?

I run the following :

mkdir -p /export/install/sparc_9
cd /cdrom0/Solaris_9/Tools
./setup_install_server /export/install/sparc_9

Using Sparc CD 1 it doesn't work and returns and error of :

Install boot image /cdrom/sol_9_904_sparc/Solaris_9/Tools/Boot does not exist, Check that boot image exists, or use [-t] to specify a valid boot image elsewhere.

Please help, i've got a nice Netra here collecting dust and the only way to make use of it is to install it by jumpstarting it.

Thanks in advance! :-)
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by:jlevie
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It's been quite a while since I need to set up a hertogenous install server, but I think I just looked at what the setup_install_server script did and duplicated what would result manually.
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by:matd_
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erm?
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Huh?
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That seems to be be more of a thought than being of any help, just wondered why you bothered pasting it really....
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by:yuzh
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You have used the wrong CD, you need to use the Solaris 9 Insatllation CD to setup
installation server, then use Solaris 9 Software CD 1 0f 2 and 2 of 2 !
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by:matd_
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how do you suggest that i run ./setup_install_server when this is all thats on the sparc install cd?

/cdrom/cdrom0> ls -la
total 196
dr-xr-xr-x   2 root     sys         2048 Jun 29 20:51 .
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root         512 Aug 18 02:23 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root     other         30 Jun 29 20:51 .volume.inf
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other          5 Jun 29 20:51 Boot -> ../s1
-r--r--r--   1 root     other       7052 Jun 29 20:51 Copyright
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     other      63732 Jun 29 20:51 add_install_client
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     other       5684 Jun 29 20:51 modify_install_server
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     other      18523 Jun 29 20:51 rm_install_client
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by:yuzh
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Sorry above the miss leading infor in http:#11826838

You do need to use the Solaris Software CD 1 of 2 to setup the installation server.
I have not try use Solaris 9 as an installation server.

I have use Solaris 7/8 as installation server with multiple Solaris OS versions and
never have any problem.  Please read the "Advanced Installation Guide Comes
with the Solaris 9 media" or have a look at:
http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/806-5205

To see if anything has changed in Solaris 9.
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by:matd_
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Ok, i found this on sunsolve :

http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsrdb/50566

The only problem is i can't get that to work either as the example is referring to sol-9-u1-sparc-v1.iso and i'm using the latest sol-9-u7-sparc-v1.iso downloaded from sun.com

I can't be the only person in the world attempting to boot a sparc box from an intel box using this release surely?
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by:Lego_Maniac
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I have a Solaris 8 Jumpstart server, but hopefully Sun hasn't changed too much in the setup_install_server script.
The error says to specify the /Boot image, which is the portion that gets netbooted when you "boot net" from the ok> prompt.

What's odd is that it doesn't seem to know the proper directory to look,
as evidenced by the error portion:
"/cdrom/sol_9_904_sparc/Solaris_9/Tools"

when in actuality you are at:
"/cdrom0/Solaris_9/Tools"

Try specifying the location of the boot image as such:
./setup_install_server /export/install/sparc_9 -t /cdrom0/Solaris_9/Tools/Boot

In the event that it automatically appends the /Boot:
./setup_install_server /export/install/sparc_9 -t /cdrom0/Solaris_9/Tools

If it copies, then the rest of the Jumpstart Install Guide shouldn't cause any issue.
(Though I'm dubios about the add_install_client being x86 compatible either....)


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by:matd_
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please refund points, i answered / solved this myself by just using a jumpstart from Solaris 8, as this seems to be a common fault on Solaris 9.
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