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I'm a little confused here, wonder if some of you can help.

Downloaded the latest version of solaris 10, and I've exported the cd on our jumpstart server. Now, for previous releases I just loopback mounted the image, exported it and pointed to the miniroot that came with the disk. With the latest version, I can't see where this miniroot is. Check out the code snippets for differences in the Solaris_10/Tools/Boot directory, previous and latest releases.

Not suprisingly I get:
 
"boot: cannot open kernel/sparcv9/unix
Enter filename [kernel/sparcv9/unix]:"

What is going on? Why has this changed?
sol-10-u4-ga-sparc-dvd-iso:
 
user@host /mnt2/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot $ ls -l
total 202
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 a
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           9 Aug 16  2007 bin -> ./usr/bin
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x  10 root     sys         8192 Aug 16  2007 dev
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 devices
drwxr-xr-x  42 root     sys        24576 Aug 16  2007 etc
drwxr-xr-x  14 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 kernel
drwxr-xr-x   7 root     bin        22528 Aug 16  2007 lib
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 mnt
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 opt
drwxr-xr-x  60 root     sys        12288 Aug 16  2007 platform
dr-xr-xr-x   2 root     root        2048 Aug 16  2007 proc
-rw-r--r--   1 root     other          0 Aug 16  2007 reconfigure
drwxr-xr-x   3 root     sys        12288 Aug 16  2007 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root        2048 Aug 16  2007 system
drwxrwxrwt   4 root     sys         2048 Aug 16  2007 tmp
drwxr-xr-x  19 root     sys         4096 Aug 16  2007 usr
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         14 Aug 16  2007 var -> ./tmp/root/var
 
==================================================
 
sol-10-u6-ga1-sparc-dvd-iso:
 
user@host/mnt/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot $ ls -l
total 162623
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     9780327 Oct 27 19:49 lu.cpio.bz2
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        1530 Oct 27 19:49 lu.platforms
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      829821 Oct 27 19:47 pkg_db.cpio.bz2
drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root        2048 Oct 27 20:21 platform
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     72360652 Oct 27 19:49 X.cpio.bz2
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      287275 Oct 27 19:49 X_small.cpio.bz2

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Hmm. Set up another boot server somewhere and it now works however it looks like the jumpstart process decompressing these files into memory to create miniroot. Maybe i'm using the wrong driver...
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Yeah. It was that - changed the boot driver in tftpboot for this host and bingo!
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