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Created by dave. Last edited by dave, 10 years and 261 days ago. Viewed 3,952 times. #4
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A Jumpstart fails to execute the first reboot.

After an (otherwise) successful jumpstart installation, the automatic installation failed to update the boot device of OBP with the following message:

Installing boot information
        - Installing boot blocks (c0t0d0s0)
        - Updating system firmware for automatic rebooting
WARNING: Could not update system for automatic rebooting

WARNING: CHANGE DEFAULT BOOT DEVICE If you want the system to always reboot Solaris from the boot device that you've specificed (c0t0d0s0), you must change the system's default boot device using the eeprom(1M) command after installing Solaris software.

Another Description Of The Problem

When I Quickstart a sun4v system with a Solaris 10 profile (a t1000 system, and this has been observed on a t2000 as well), it goes through the install and then stops at the point where it should automatically reboot.

The finish script log 'finish.log'                                              
is located in /var/sadm/system/logs after reboot.

Solaris installation program completed. #

Typing “reboot” into the waiting shell prompt moves it along.


Actually, I just tested something that seems to fix the problem. For some odd reason, the sun4u and sun4m architectures will not be able to automatically reboot after a jumpstart if the eeprom diag-switch? value is true. To test, use:
# eeprom diag-switch?
If the value is true, simply set it to false before you jumpstart the system.
# eeprom diag-switch?=false
You can do the same thing from the OK> prompt using "printenv" and "setenv".


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