I spent several hours this weekend trying to upgrade the
company's main fileserver/NIS master machine from Solaris 2.3
to 2.4. Here's the problem in a nutshell:
The upgrade cdrom never discovers a bootable Solaris 2.3
disk, even though it's there. In fact, it's the internal disk:
c0t3. Not being able to find a way around this, I gave up.
[Basically, I never get to click on the upgrade option button -
it's never presented. grrrrrr!]
I'd rather not install a "new" Solaris 2.4 system and then
reconfigure everything. Has anyone encountered this problem before?
If so, how did you solve it? Thanks in advance for any advice or
Here's my environment:
Hardware: SS20, 4 processor, 512 MB RAM. 2 internal disks, / /usr on
one, /opt on the other. swap space on both of them.
Software: Solaris 2.3. Sun compilers. SUNWnskit (YP for Solaris 2.X),
recommended Solaris 2.3 patches. This machine is the NIS master,
main fileserver and mail gateway.
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