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Old 08-13-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Jumpstart Installation with the NFS Image(not from CD/DVD)


Hi all,
How can i perform jumpstart installation for solaris10 by using boot image copied from the network and not from CD/DVD.The reason i'm asking this is that i have copied my boot image from network to installation server and not from solaris10 CD so i cant use scripts such setup_install_server or add_install_client becasu all these scripts cant see my boot image.They all assume the boot image was copied from solaris10 CD to installation server.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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I copy my CD image from the network all the time - I just go into Tools and use the add_install_client script with the -t option to specify the location of the boot image(if its not in the Tools dir - I have never had problems as long as your /jumpstart dir ( or whatever ) is NFS shared - but if that doesnt work you can put this in your /etc/bootparams

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* install_config=your_server:path_to_jumpstart_dir
This will allow any machine access to that jumpstart dir

There are way to many options with Jumpstarts - this is just general and is assuming you know some about jumpstarts already - let me know if you need more help

I would recomend you go to docs.sun.com and look over the jumpstart/custom install area and look at the options you need that apply to your situation -

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Old 08-14-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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ADxD_7,
Thanks for the reply.I have gone through sun docs (http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819...8dpr9ek?a=view) but all i see is that you copy the image from CD/DVD to your either boot server or installation server by using scripts(setup_install_server and add_to_install_server) that are located under Tools directory of CD solaris10.Like i explained earlier, my images are not located in the Solaris CD's,they are located in our file server,and when i tried to copy them to my installation(boot) server by using normal unix commands and follow all steps for custom jumpstart i end up gettin the error
"File just loaded does not appear to be executable " and after google around this is what i got about the error
Source : Solaris booting process
Cause : Improper media . Make sure proper media is available through disk image or CD in the install server

So do i have to modify the setup_install_server and add_to_install_server scripts so that they add image from the network?
thanks,
Bavon
 
Old 08-14-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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Ok I guess I thought you were talking about getting the client added - well I have had problems in the past with using just the cp and scp commands when copying the stuff over - what I do is tar it up then scp -p the tarball over to the place where I need the image and then untar it there - I have never had problems with an image when I do that - I only use the cd once to copy it over to our main NFS and then tar it up and ship it out to our other servers.

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