Solaris 10 Jumpstart goes to interactive mode instead of using sysidcfg


 
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# 1  
Old 06-11-2008
Solaris 10 Jumpstart goes to interactive mode instead of using sysidcfg

Ever since I have started using Solaris 10 images, I have had a problem I can not find a solution for.

I have a Solaris 10 image that I created from a Solaris 10 DVD. The sysidcfg file has been created and set up in the bootparams file.

I have no issues in Solaris 8 or 9. In Solaris 10, the servers seem to partially skip the sysidcfg file and go into interactive mode. My ips, netmasks etc are pre populated, but everything else I have to select.

Once I complete the entries, it continues on like a normal automated jumpstart.

Here is a copy of one of the sysidcfg files with Xs substituting for the actual entries.

system_locale=en_US
timezone=US/Eastern
timeserver=localhost
terminal=vt100
name_service=none
nfs4_domain=dynamic
network_interface=primary
{hostname=XXXXXXX
ip_address=XXX.XX.XXX.XXX
netmask=255.255.255.0
protocol_ipv6=no
default_route=XXX.XX.XXX.X}
root_password=XXXXXXXXX
security_policy=none


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Bob
# 2  
Old 06-12-2008
try
network_interface=bge0 (or the Interface which y use)
# 3  
Old 06-13-2008
Thanks Taran

Thanks Taran, but it turned out I had a couple of issues. For some reason my bootparams file was showing the wrong place for the sysidcfg file, so it the servers were not getting the system setup info.
Secondly, I was also missing the nsf4_domain=dynamic

Putting the ce0 in as primary interface did not work. But, was worth a shot.
# 4  
Old 09-04-2008
Re: jumpstart goes interactive

If you are on Solaris 10 u5 (5/08) you might need the
service_profile=limited_net
in the sysidcfg just to prevent being asked. The absence of this setting is supposed to be business as usual for enabling ftp, telnet, finger, etc. but who knows if they really shook the bugs out for custom jumpstarts before adding this option to the latest release. I would assume a value of "none" would also work, but I disable legacy network tools in favor of ssh any way.
# 5  
Old 09-11-2008
I hope be usefull

Hi.

I wonder if you identify diferent image boot and instalation server, but should you chech the next points, I got a usefull check list on my reinstalation.

===============Boot Servces
*/etc/ethers file
*/etc/inet/hosts file
*/tftpboot directory
*/etc/bootparams file
*/etc/dfs/dfstab file
*The TFTP service in SMF/INETD

===============Identificarion Services
*/etc/inet/hosts file on the boot server
*sysidcfg file

===============Name Server
NIS, NIS+or LDAP

================Configuracion Services
*Installation type
*System type
*Disk partitioning and file system specifications
*Configuration cluster selection
*Software package additions or deletions

Q!
# 6  
Old 09-11-2008
If you are using Solaris 10 5/08, add the following entry to sysidcfg:

Code:
keyboard=US-English

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