sol-10-u6-ga1-sparc-dvd-iso & jumpstart

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
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?

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



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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Question by:Rowley
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    Author Comment

    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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    Accepted Solution

    Yeah. It was that - changed the boot driver in tftpboot for this host and bingo!

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