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Old 06-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question Solaris 10 install fails with "Installboot failed" error


I am installing Solaris 10/09 on a HP Proliant DL360 G7 server. The solaris installation completes to 100% , but just after that the following error message is seen:
Installing boot information:
-Updating boot enviroment configuration
-Installing boot blocks (c0d0t0)
-Installing boot blocks (/dev/rdsk/c0d0t0s0)
connot open/stat device /dev/rdsk/c0d0t0s2
ERROR: installboot (1M) failed
ERROR: could not install boot blocks

Please help..
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I would first recommend booting off your installation media into Single-User mode, then verifying your "disks" are accessible via the 'format' command.
Odds are good that you have setup a few "Logical Volumes" in the G7's RAID Controller, and that Solaris is not able to properly read these volumes.

From within Single-User Mode, you should be able to test this with the following command;
installboot /usr/platform/'uname -m'/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0
(Verify that you actually *have* a /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 device first)

If *that* fails, then get a newer version of Solaris 10 from Oracle (example, if you're using "Update 1" go get the latest, "Update 10")


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