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Old 08-23-2011
[SOLVED] Jumpstart Error: Unsupported version (3.0).


The OS version of the ZFS flar is Solaris 10 U9 .

Here is the screen output from my attempted jumpstart:

System identification is completed.
System identification complete.
Starting Solaris installation program...
Searching for JumpStart directory...
Using rules.ok from JumpServer:/opt/SUNWjet.
Checking rules.ok file...
Using begin script: Utils/begin
Using derived profile: Utils/begin
Using finish script: Utils/finish
Executing JumpStart preinstall phase...
Executing begin script "Utils/begin"...
Installation of ClientNew at 07:48 on 23-Aug-2011
Loading JumpStart Server variables
Loading Client configuration file
BASE_CONFIG: Running base_config begin script....
FLASH: Running flash begin script....
Begin script Utils/begin execution completed.
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.

Processing profile
        - Opening Flash archive

ERROR: Unsupported version (3.0).

ERROR: Flash installation failed
Solaris installation program exited.

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Thanks for the assistance ( Kinda new to forums) ...

I was thinking that the error might be referencing the version of JET installed on the Server..

The following package is currently installed:
   SUNWjet  Sun JumpStart Enterprise Toolkit
            (sparc,i386) 4.7

Last edited by Siralos; 08-29-2011 at 03:09 PM.. Reason: Solved
# 2  
Old 08-29-2011
With is error:

Processing profile
        - Opening Flash archive

ERROR: Unsupported version (3.0).

ERROR: Flash installation failed
Solaris installation program exited.

I needed to update the miniroot with patch 124630-58 (or greater).
This is from the README of patch 119534-27 which I had installed.

Note 11: Flash archives created after applying this patch will have a new
         version number: 3.0.  The following patch must be applied to the
         miniroot of install images used for installing this new version
         of flash archives:
         124630-51 (or greater)  System Administration Applications, Network,
                                 and Core Libraries Patch

Here is a good article on how to patch miniroot,

Can't post urls yet....

I can run # patchadd -p <boot-image> to verify what version of this patch 124630-51 or not.

---------- Post updated at 01:11 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:08 PM ----------

Hope this helps someone else out in the future
# 3  
Old 08-29-2011
Did you updated your boot server to inform that new flash archive is present ?
# 4  
Old 08-29-2011
Not sure if I completely understand your question but no.
I did not modify the flash archive but i did update the Jet template ("base_config_ClientOS=") to point to the updated miniroot.

Last edited by Siralos; 08-29-2011 at 06:25 PM..
# 5  
Old 11-01-2011
Having the same issue with a Solaris10U10 net install server. I can not get the patch to apply
# 6  
Old 02-16-2012
Same issue for me with flash archive installs on Solaris 10_u9 (10_9/10) yet only after patching up to kernel rev 147440-10 then adding one-off patch 119534-29 (for SUNWinst). Seems the dead ringer for this issue indeed is:

ERROR: Unsupported version (3.0).
ERROR: Flash installation failed
Solaris installation program exited.

Finally figured this out... if you look at the header of the flash archive via:

> head -1 your-flar-file | strings

and you'll see this string:


Which means the flash archive is v3.0. And support for 3.0 in Solaris 10 is not yet complete. Patch 119534-29 is the problem, upgrades flarcreate to new version 3.0. Simply removed 119534-29, regressed back to 119534-19. Then flarcreate will only create version 2.0 flash archives:

> showrev -p | grep 119534
Patch: 119534-29 Obsoletes: Requires: ... ... Packages: SUNWinst
> patchrm 119534-29
> showrev -p | grep 119534
Patch: 119534-19 Obsoletes: Requires: ... ... Packages: SUNWinst

Then recreate your flar and check the version of the flar again:

> head -1 your-flar-file | strings


Above put me back in business... hope others find this useful.

Last edited by nsysdcw; 02-17-2012 at 12:18 AM..
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