Solaris Express 3/06 Issues
The following issue applies to the Solaris Express 3/06 release.
x86: Upgrade Option Is Not Available When Upgrading to Solaris Express 3/06 OS (6386504 )
The upgrade operation fails when upgrading the OS to the Solaris Express3/06
OS as follows:
For the Solaris installation program, the upgrade option is unavailable.
For the custom JumpStart program, the upgrade fails.
This problem is due to an unused boot partition that must deleted.
The problem occurs under the following circumstances:
You have performed an initial installation from the Solaris 8, 9, or 10 3/05 release. An x86 boot partition was created during installation.
You have performed an initial installation from the Solaris 10 1/06 release or Solaris Express release that supports GRUB. The x86 boot partition is preserved, but is not used.
You try to upgrade to the Solaris Express 3/06 OS.
The following error will be in/tmp/install_log:
# more /tmp/install_log
kdmconfig: The following warning was noted:
Error while executing loadkeys command.
Checking c1d0s0 for an upgradeable Solaris image.
The x86 Boot fdisk partition is missing /a/boot/solaris/bootenv.rc
If you are upgrading with the Solaris installation program, delete the unused boot partition using the format or fdisk command. Repartition before you upgrade.
If you are upgrading with JumpStart, specify the disk that contains the root (/) file system to be upgraded with the root_device keyword. For example, the profile would contain the following keywords.