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Solaris 10 upgrade with Sun Volume Manager (SVM)

Solaris 10 upgrade with Sun Volume Manager (SVM)

Solaris 10 upgrade with Sun Volume Manager (SVM)

I recently found that if you upgrade from Solaris 9 to Solaris 10 and are running SVM, you can not upgrade using the GUI installer.  If you run in text only mode, it works fine.  I found a post on an opensolaris form that states this on an older version of Solaris 10.  Had the idea to try text only since I know that you cant convert to zfs for the root file system unless you us text only.

RE: Solaris 10 upgrade with Sun Volume Manager (SVM)

Here is the error I received when using the GUI installer:

ERROR: The specified root and/or boot was not found or was not upgradable.  Pfinstall failed: Exit Status = Java.Lang.UNIX Processes@4845aa2

Unable to start Solaris Volume Manager for unknown, c1t0d0s0 is not upgradable

RE: Solaris 10 upgrade with Sun Volume Manager (SVM)

I'm not sure what the problem is - just upgrade using the cli. But did you read Sun doc 206844, and apply patch 121430-47? This is specifically for systems using SVM.

RE: Solaris 10 upgrade with Sun Volume Manager (SVM)

If I remember correctly, that patch is for the live upgrade.  Everything worked fine once I did a txt only install.

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