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Old 04-30-2011
Solaris 8 fresh install halts

Installing Solaris 8 for the first time...on a SunBlade 100. I have original Solaris 8 CD's.

About 45 minutes into the installation, the install halts with the following errors:

ERROR: Could not open file /a/etc/vfstab

ERROR: Could not create the file system mount table /etc/vfstab

I get dumped into a shell prompt (#), but am not sure what to do to force the installation to continue.

Any help?
# 2  
Old 04-30-2011
This sort of error is usually seen with a Jumpstart installation. Please confirm that you are installing the OS from the CDs and which CD is the error occuring with.
# 3  
Old 05-02-2011
the following details may help ..

* - Solaris is preinstalled on the Sun Blade 100 workstation. If reinstalling Solaris 8 10/00 or Solaris 8 1/01 for any reason, the corresponding Solaris Operating Environment CD (OECD) must be used:

OECD 10/00 (704-7610)
OECD 1/01 (704-7617)

# 4  
Old 05-02-2011
It happened during the installation (disc 1). The hard drive being used was new-in-box, so it had never seen a copy of solaris.

---------- Post updated at 10:17 PM ---------- Previous update was at 10:16 PM ----------

I ended up starting the installation over, and it worked the second time. I have no idea why it failed on my first attempt.
# 5  
Old 05-02-2011
That is know to happen.
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