I am trying to create a jumpstart profile that will install from a flash archive.
Using the jumpstart install method, I installed a SB100 with the end-user
software clster. On reboot at the end of install I created the flash archive via
flarcreate, and was able to install from it using NFS server. So far so good.
I did the same using compress option to flarcreate, also OK.
I then "customised" the base install, added a lot of local software and
patches to the system.
After that I created a second flash archive, using the same syntax as before.
It was a lot bigger this time!!
# ls -ltr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root other 453041741 Feb 4 16:07 S8-nopatches.archive
-rw-r--r-- 1 root other 4567679089 Feb 5 12:17 S8-extras.archive
However when I try to jumpstart using that archive I get an error at "opening
flash archive" time, saying the system is unable to mount the archive.
Is there a file size limit I have exceeded, if so is this documented somewhere?
On a successful jumpstart I see the log below.
I use this to create the flash archive
-n "Solaris 8 02/02 + NIS + Forte 6u2 + ..." \
where /xxx is mounted from the NFS server.
The creation takes a long time, but returns without errors.
The system is coming up. Please wait.
Starting remote procedure call (RPC) services: sysidns done.
System identification is completed.
Starting Solaris installation program...
Searching for JumpStart directory...
Using rules.ok from 192.168.0.1:/jumpstart.
Checking rules.ok file...
Using profile: Profiles/sb100-flash-prof
Executing JumpStart preinstall phase...
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.
- Opening Flash archive
- Validating Flash archive
WARNING: Unknown identification section keywords found:
These keywords will be ignored.
- Selecting all disks
- Configuring boot device
- Configuring / (c0t0d0s0)
- Configuring swap (c0t0d0s1)
- Configuring /opt (c0t0d0s3)
- Configuring /scratch (c0t0d0s6)
Verifying disk configuration
Verifying space allocation
NOTE: 1 archives did not include size information
Preparing system for Flash install
Configuring disk (c0t0d0)
- Creating Solaris disk label (VTOC)
Creating and checking UFS file systems
- Creating / (c0t0d0s0)
- Creating /opt (c0t0d0s3)
- Creating /scratch (c0t0d0s6)
Beginning Flash archive extraction
Extracting archive: Solaris 8 + no patches
Extracted 0.00 MB ( 0% of 255.30 MB archive)
Extracted 1.00 MB ( 0% of 255.30 MB archive)
Extracted 2.00 MB ( 0% of 255.30 MB archive)
Extracted 3.00 MB ( 1% of 255.30 MB archive)
Extracted 4.00 MB ( 1% of 255.30 MB archive)
Extracted 5.00 MB ( 1% of 255.30 MB archive)