> Before I spend a lot of time, maybe somebody can confirm?
> A Google search of comp.unix.solaris seems to indicate that
> Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 do not support a Jumpstart operation
> between mixed processor architectures from a CD-ROM install
They *do* support it. I have a Sol10/SPARC jumpstart server installing
both SPARC and x86 clients, and originally set up by both sparc and x86
CDROM kits. Works great.
> kit. (Ie., from an X86 server to a SPARC client, or vice
> versa.) This is because the UFS slice of the CD-ROM with
> the miniroot is little or big-endian, for X86 or SPARC,
> Do any common workarounds exist that I didn't find, or is
> this antifeature just a fact of life?
Yes, there is indeed a workaround for it... I think it's mentioned in
the official jumpstart docs at Sun somewhere (probably docs.sun.com in
one of the admin guides?).
Basically, you have to mount CD #1 for Solaris/x86 on a sol/x86 box,
then NFS mount the Solaris/sparc box, and run the script. I'm guessing
you could do similar for a sparc client to a x86 server?
It's a bit of a hassle for the very first time you have to set up the
miniroot, granted, but no big deal, and doesn't take long.