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# 1  
Old 04-15-2008
Data bootable X86 dvd and flash archives

I have created a bootable DVD for X86 using a flash archive, the problem is that I have to specify the location at the beginning of the install.

I have edited the any_machine profile under ./jumpstart_sample to contain the following

install_type flash_install
archive_location local_file /cdrom/Solaris_10/Product/test_sol10.archive
partitioning default
package SUNWaudmo add
filesys any 40 swap
filesys any 50 /opt

but this now just hangs at the install and no prompt
Any advice????
# 2  
Old 04-16-2008
So you created the this flash DVD yourself? how did you create this and on what type of machine.
wouldn't if be /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product/test_sol10.archive

but I thought a DVD flash has to go to the DVD's solaris10 directory and pull the information. since a DVD is holding the soalris 10 / on there unlike a jumpstart server where it is stored on a directory the locations need to be exact or it will not work.

Took me a long time to get a DVD flash to work properly

It can be set up many ways tell me how you created and what system you used and i might be able to help you better.
# 3  
Old 04-17-2008
Hi

Thanks for your response .I created this on a 4200 Solaris10, I was following the sun blueprint doc "GRUB and the SOLARIS OS on X86 PLATFORM - a GUIDE TO CREATING A BOOTABLE DVD" It is no longer hanging now, but I have to manually specify the local file as it doesn't find any rule to match to, should I perhaps create a specific profile instead of editing the any_machine profile
# 4  
Old 04-18-2008
Yes i used that one as well and had a lot of problems took me a week to figure it all out and mix and matching documents

ok I will show you my set up

Rules file:
Code:
# NAMED Primary Servers

#
# Server 1
hostname Server1 \
	- \
	profiles/profile.server1 \
	finish/cleanup.server

now you can use hostname, IP address, Model, Netowork.
I use hostname since it is in the host file.

Profile file:
Code:
#
# ICS Server profile
#
install_type	flash_install
archive_location local_file /cdrom/Solaris_10/Product/Server1.flash
partitioning	explicit
#
# Specify partitions
#
filesys	rootdisk.s1	8192		swap
filesys	rootdisk.s0	8192		/		logging
filesys	rootdisk.s3	4096		/var		logging
filesys	rootdisk.s4	1024		/security1	logging
filesys	rootdisk.s5	1024		/security2	logging
filesys	rootdisk.s7	free		/home		logging

SYSIDCFG
Code:
#
# Solaris sol10_u10 sysidcfg file
#
network_interface=PRIMARY	{netmask=255.255.255.0
				default_route=xxx.xxx.xxx.1
				protocol_ipv6=no}
Name_service=NONE
security_policy=NONE
system_locale=C
terminal=vt100
timezone=Zulu
root_password=Q85Cxx9853
timeserver=localhost

then once all my files are correct i run ./check and this will check the rules file and create a rules.ok. once that is done then you should be ready. this is what i did before i burnt my dvd and it works. but you have to make sure your rules and profiles and sysidcfg are in the correct locations that is stated in that guide.

I eventually moved away from the dvd because i can accomplish more with a jumpstart server and kick off and entire site from my station and never have to leave. and it is easier to create a new flash than it is to create a new DVD flash.
# 5  
Old 04-18-2008
Hi Thanks

yes this is pretty much what I have I am using the arch i386 option in the rules file, perhaps I am not in the coorect location though. I am in the Solaris_10/Misc/jumpstart_sample directory should I perhaps have this in the miniroot so it is picked up at boot??
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