I have an Ultra 1 running Solaris 2.5, and I need to upgrade to 2.6. But
the install/upgrade process only gives me an "initial install" option.
I have already gone through the troubleshooting process and verified that
INST_RELEASE has the proper contents and is not sym-linked anywhere.
Also, I have no metadevices, and vfstab has no invalid swap enteries,
etc. I have even called Sun support (after all, I have a Silver
contract), and that has been no help. They had me make a couple of
changes in vfstab related to fsck passes and such, and when that made no
difference, they had me exit the install and manually fsck /, /var, and
/usr, and then restart. That, too, made no difference.
I have a lot of commercial and GPL licensed packages installed, and so
just going ahead with an initial install is a very last resort solution.
Has anyone else gone through the same hoops? What finally fixed it?
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Linfield College, McMinnville, OR