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Old 11-17-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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After massive updates new BE is unbootable


Went ahead and did a "pkg image-update" for the first time in OS200805. It indicated 3 driver related failures as the only errors of vnic, aggr, & dld. I looked it up to find that it is a known bug, but I'm not sure of the status. The process had created the new BE of OpenSolaris-1 and indicated that it would be the active BE on reboot. I closed everything up and shutdown. Now when I boot to the new BE it just keeps on rapidly rebooting over and over. I notice that each time more text shows up on the boot console although it goes by too fast to see what it says. Anyone know what is going on? Can I fix this? Do I need to roll back? To roll back, do I just destroy the new BE? And if I do roll back, what should I do differently to avoid this?

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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Just choose the other BE when you boot. Then you could role back OpenSolaris-1 and make a new try.
But read the instructions when you upgrade from 2008.05 as they have fixed some bugs in pkg.

After you have upgraded your 2008.05 to development version of OpenSolaris (build 97 or greater), pkg should be handled correctly. http://www.opensolaris.org/os/projec...es/200805/x86/ and http://opensolaris.org/os/project/in.../image-update/
 
Old 11-17-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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I had just finally found what your second link points to, but I hadn't seen the 1st one yet. I think I need to follow the instructions from build 86. I'll let you know how it goes.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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Seems to be working

Hey Jaxan, just thought I'd let you know that I had reinstalled from another LiveCD image, went through the steps in the second link that you provided. It seems to be working now. I went from build 86 to 101a. I did notice that the GRUB menu now has 3 options and not just 2 as I was sort of expecting. The default BE is opensolaris-1 so I didn't pay attention to what the extra option was.
 
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Hey Jaxan, just thought I'd let you know that I had reinstalled from another LiveCD image, went through the steps in the second link that you provided. It seems to be working now. I went from build 86 to 101a. I did notice that the GRUB menu now has 3 options and not just 2 as I was sort of expecting. The default BE is opensolaris-1 so I didn't pay attention to what the extra option was.
Good to hear that it worked. Thanks for letting me/us to know.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #6
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I do have a question about an entry in the grub menu that was created in the process. I understand that the 1st entry is the original installed BE, and the 2nd entry is what I had created in following the update from build 86 procedure, but what is the 3rd entry all about? Is it a 3rd BE that was created by the update process? Should I be booting into that one or the one that I had created "opensolaris-1"? I have booted to both the 2nd and 3rd options and I can't see any difference, but of course there is a difference in booting in the 1st option. Below is a copy of my menu.lst file.

splashimage /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
timeout 30
default 1
#---------- ADDED BY BOOTADM - DO NOT EDIT ----------
title OpenSolaris 2008.05 snv_86a X86
bootfs rpool/ROOT/opensolaris
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS
module$ /platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive
#---------------------END BOOTADM--------------------
title opensolaris-1
bootfs rpool/ROOT/opensolaris-1
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS
module$ /platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive
#============ End of LIBBE entry =============
#---------- ADDED BY BOOTADM - DO NOT EDIT ----------
title Solaris 2008.11 snv_101a_rc1b X86
findroot (pool_rpool,0,a)
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS
module$ /platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive
#---------------------END BOOTADM--------------------

TIA

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