12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2014 12:02 AM by 7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3 RSS

    Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?

    7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

      I've just installed Solaris 10 x86 on my system. While installation(GUI), network options to setup ip address, gateway, subnet mast etc. were skipped.

      I tried to install thrice but every time i'm encountered with the same problem.

      Finally, i resorted to installation with out network setting and thought to set up manually later.

      Well, when i try to setup network manually i'm unable to find interface.

      I'm hitting the below command to search for interface i get only this:

       

      # ifconfig -a

      lo): flag=2001000849 <UP, LOOPBACK, RUNNING, MULTICAST, IPv4, VIRTUAL> mtu 8232

      index 1

      inet 127.0.0.1 netmsk ff000000.

       

       

      How to resolve this??

       

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
          Pascal Kreyer-Oracle

          The device is maybe not detected during installation step. Which interface device is it ?

          • 2. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
            Reidod

            Please post the output of:

             

            dladm show-dev

             

            most probably the interface configuration files are missing or the interface is not plumbed. Check also the /etc/hostname.<intf> files.

            • 3. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
              7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

              hanks for the reply.

              I'm not sure about my interface device.

              • 4. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

                #dmadm show-dev

                it does not give any output. Moreover, there is no existence of interface configuration files at /etc/hostname.<intf>

                • 6. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                  7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

                  Thanks a lot for your response.

                  I've looked into list of HCL. I surprise i didnot find my PC .

                  I ran prtdiag -v to check out sys configuration and looked back, my system was not in the list or i might doing sth wrong.


                  Is there be any other workaround?

                  • 7. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                    Reidod

                    I experienced the same issue when installing the Sol10 x86 in an unsupported Dell Laptop. In this point there is nothing you can do.

                    • 8. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                      Pascal Kreyer-Oracle

                      Why a surprise that your suprise is not listed ? This is like what we have with Windows, Linux and MacOS X for example, not all hardwares are supported.

                       

                      What are the outputs of :

                       

                      # prtdiag -v

                      # scanpci

                      # prtconf -pv

                      • 9. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                        7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

                        bash-3.2# prtdiag -v

                        System Configuration: Acer AcerPower Series

                        BIOS Configuration: American Megatrends Inc. R01-A0C0 05/13/2009

                         

                         

                        ==== Processor Sockets ====================================

                         

                         

                        Version                          Location Tag

                        -------------------------------- --------------------------

                        Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz CPU 1

                         

                         

                        ==== Memory Device Sockets ================================

                         

                         

                        Type    Status Set Device Locator      Bank Locator

                        ------- ------ --- ------------------- --------------------

                        DDR2    in use 0   DIMM0               BANK0

                        unknown empty  0   DIMM1               BANK1

                        DDR2    in use 0   DIMM2               BANK2

                        unknown empty  0   DIMM3               BANK3

                         

                         

                        ==== On-Board Devices =====================================

                         

                         

                        ==== Upgradeable Slots ====================================

                         

                         

                        ID  Status    Type             Description

                        --- --------- ---------------- ----------------------------

                        bash-3.2# scanpci

                        bash: scanpci: command not found

                        bash-3.2# prtconf -pv

                        System Configuration:  Oracle Corporation  i86pc

                        Memory size: 2039 Megabytes

                        System Peripherals (PROM Nodes):

                         

                         

                        Node 0x000001

                            bios-boot-device:  '80'

                            stdout:  00000000

                            name:  'i86pc'

                         

                         

                            Node 0x000002

                                existing:  01035000.00000000.08ae5801.00000000

                                name:  'ramdisk'

                         

                         

                            Node 0x000003

                                bus-type:  'isa'

                                device_type:  'isa'

                                name:  'isa'

                         

                         

                            Node 0x000004

                                compatible: 'pciex_root_complex'

                                device_type:  'pciex'

                                reg:  00000000.00000000.00000000

                                #size-cells:  00000002

                                #address-cells:  00000003

                                name:  'pci'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000005

                                    reg:  00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,29c0.1019.2672.10' + 'pci8086,29c0.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,29c0.10' + 'pci8086,29c0' + 'pciclass,060000' + 'pciclass,0600'

                                    model:  'Host bridge'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000000

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '0'

                                    class-code:  00060000

                                    revision-id:  00000010

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000029c0

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000006

                                    display-edif-id:  'HCM55DB'

                                    video-adapter-type:  'svga'

                                    display-type:  'color'

                                    display-edif-block:  ffffff00.00ffffff.55db6d20.00006a5f.0301102d.b6171e68.995d9c2a.26934c58.bf544c21.010100ee.01010101.01010101.01010101.19640101.00414000.88183026.e4300036.18000010.ff000000.37373700.35343630.33323732.00000a31.3700fd00.083f1e4b.20200a00.20202020.fc000000.4d434800.4c303135.200a4153.11002020

                                    assigned-addresses:  82001010.00000000.fea80000.00000000.00080000.81001014.00000000.0000dc00.00000000.00000008.c2001018.00000000.d0000000.00000000.10000000.8200101c.00000000.fe900000.00000000.00100000.a1001000.00000000.000003b0.00000000.0000000c.a1001000.00000000.000003c0.00000000.00000020.a2001000.00000000.000a0000.00000000.00020000

                                    reg:  00001000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02001010.00000000.00000000.00000000.00080000.01001014.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000008.42001018.00000000.00000000.00000000.10000000.0200101c.00000000.00000000.00000000.00100000.a1001000.00000000.000003b0.00000000.0000000c.a1001000.00000000.000003c0.00000000.00000020.a2001000.00000000.000a0000.00000000.00020000

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,29c2.1019.2672.10' + 'pci8086,29c2.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,29c2.10' + 'pci8086,29c2' + 'pciclass,030000' + 'pciclass,0300'

                                    model:  'VGA compatible controller'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000000

                                    interrupts:  00000001

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    device_type:  'display'

                                    unit-address:  '2'

                                    class-code:  00030000

                                    revision-id:  00000010

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000029c2

                                    pci-msi-capid-pointer:  00000090

                                    name:  'display'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000007

                                    assigned-addresses:  8300d810.00000000.fea78000.00000000.00004000

                                    reg:  0000d800.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0300d810.00000000.00000000.00000000.00004000

                                    compatible: 'pciex8086,27d8.1019.2672.1' + 'pciex8086,27d8.1019.2672' + 'pciex8086,27d8.1' + 'pciex8086,27d8' + 'pciexclass,040300' + 'pciexclass,0403' + 'pci8086,27d8.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27d8.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27d8.1' + 'pci8086,27d8' + 'pciclass,040300' + 'pciclass,0403'

                                    model:  'Mixed Mode device'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    devsel-speed:  00000000

                                    interrupts:  00000001

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1b'

                                    class-code:  00040300

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027d8

                                    pci-msi-capid-pointer:  00000060

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000008

                                    slot-names:  00000001.746f6c53.00003233

                                    reg:  0000e000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000

                                    compatible: 'pciex8086,27d0.1' + 'pciex8086,27d0' + 'pciexclass,060400' + 'pciexclass,0604' + 'pci8086,27d0.1' + 'pci8086,27d0' + 'pciclass,060400' + 'pciclass,0604'

                                    model:  'PCI-PCI bridge'

                                    bus-range:  00000001.00000001

                                    #size-cells:  00000002

                                    #address-cells:  00000003

                                    device_type:  'pciex'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    physical-slot#:  00000020

                                    devsel-speed:  00000000

                                    interrupts:  00000001

                                    unit-address:  '1c'

                                    class-code:  00060400

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027d0

                                    hotplug-capable:

                                    pci-msi-capid-pointer:  00000080

                                    pci-hotplug-type:  00000001

                                    name:  'pci8086,27d0'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000009

                                    slot-names:  00000001.746f6c53.00003333

                                    reg:  0000e100.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000

                                    compatible: 'pciex8086,27d2.1' + 'pciex8086,27d2' + 'pciexclass,060400' + 'pciexclass,0604' + 'pci8086,27d2.1' + 'pci8086,27d2' + 'pciclass,060400' + 'pciclass,0604'

                                    model:  'PCI-PCI bridge'

                                    ranges:  81000000.00000000.0000e000.81000000.00000000.0000e000.00000000.00001000.82000000.00000000.feb00000.82000000.00000000.feb00000.00000000.00100000

                                    bus-range:  00000002.00000002

                                    #size-cells:  00000002

                                    #address-cells:  00000003

                                    device_type:  'pciex'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    physical-slot#:  00000021

                                    devsel-speed:  00000000

                                    interrupts:  00000002

                                    unit-address:  '1c,1'

                                    class-code:  00060400

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027d2

                                    hotplug-capable:

                                    pci-msi-capid-pointer:  00000080

                                    pci-hotplug-type:  00000001

                                    name:  'pci8086,27d2'

                         

                         

                                    Node 0x000015

                                        assigned-addresses:  81020010.00000000.0000e800.00000000.00000100.83020018.00000000.febff000.00000000.00001000

                                        reg:  00020000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.01020010.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000100.03020018.00000000.00000000.00000000.00001000

                                        compatible: 'pciex10ec,8168.1019.8168.1' + 'pciex10ec,8168.1019.8168' + 'pciex10ec,8168.1' + 'pciex10ec,8168' + 'pciexclass,020000' + 'pciexclass,0200' + 'pci10ec,8168.1019.8168.1' + 'pci10ec,8168.1019.8168' + 'pci1019,8168' + 'pci10ec,8168.1' + 'pci10ec,8168' + 'pciclass,020000' + 'pciclass,0200'

                                        model:  'Ethernet controller'

                                        power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                        devsel-speed:  00000000

                                        interrupts:  00000001

                                        subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                        subsystem-id:  00008168

                                        unit-address:  '0'

                                        class-code:  00020000

                                        revision-id:  00000001

                                        vendor-id:  000010ec

                                        device-id:  00008168

                                        pci-msi-capid-pointer:  00000050

                                        name:  'pci1019,8168'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x00000a

                                    assigned-addresses:  8100e820.00000000.0000d880.00000000.00000020

                                    reg:  0000e800.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0100e820.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000020

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27c8.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27c8.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27c8.1' + 'pci8086,27c8' + 'pciclass,0c0300' + 'pciclass,0c03'

                                    model:  'Universal Serial Bus UHCI compliant'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000001

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1d'

                                    class-code:  000c0300

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027c8

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x00000b

                                    assigned-addresses:  8100e920.00000000.0000d800.00000000.00000020

                                    reg:  0000e900.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0100e920.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000020

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27c9.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27c9.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27c9.1' + 'pci8086,27c9' + 'pciclass,0c0300' + 'pciclass,0c03'

                                    model:  'Universal Serial Bus UHCI compliant'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000002

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1d,1'

                                    class-code:  000c0300

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027c9

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x00000c

                                    assigned-addresses:  8100ea20.00000000.0000d480.00000000.00000020

                                    reg:  0000ea00.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0100ea20.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000020

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27ca.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27ca.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27ca.1' + 'pci8086,27ca' + 'pciclass,0c0300' + 'pciclass,0c03'

                                    model:  'Universal Serial Bus UHCI compliant'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000003

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1d,2'

                                    class-code:  000c0300

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027ca

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x00000d

                                    assigned-addresses:  8100eb20.00000000.0000d400.00000000.00000020

                                    reg:  0000eb00.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0100eb20.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000020

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27cb.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27cb.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27cb.1' + 'pci8086,27cb' + 'pciclass,0c0300' + 'pciclass,0c03'

                                    model:  'Universal Serial Bus UHCI compliant'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000004

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1d,3'

                                    class-code:  000c0300

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027cb

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x00000e

                                    assigned-addresses:  8200ef10.00000000.fea77c00.00000000.00000400

                                    reg:  0000ef00.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0200ef10.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000400

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27cc.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27cc.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27cc.1' + 'pci8086,27cc' + 'pciclass,0c0320' + 'pciclass,0c03'

                                    model:  'Universal Serial Bus EHCI compliant'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000001

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1d,7'

                                    class-code:  000c0320

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027cc

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x00000f

                                    slot-names:  00000006.746f6c53.6c530031.0032746f

                                    reg:  0000f000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,244e.e1' + 'pci8086,244e' + 'pciclass,060401' + 'pciclass,0604'

                                    model:  'Subtractive Decode PCI-PCI bridge'

                                    bus-range:  00000003.00000003

                                    #size-cells:  00000002

                                    #address-cells:  00000003

                                    device_type:  'pci'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    devsel-speed:  00000000

                                    unit-address:  '1e'

                                    class-code:  00060401

                                    revision-id:  000000e1

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  0000244e

                                    name:  'pci8086,244e'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000010

                                    reg:  0000f800.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27b8.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27b8.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27b8.1' + 'pci8086,27b8' + 'pciclass,060100' + 'pciclass,0601'

                                    model:  'ISA bridge'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1f'

                                    class-code:  00060100

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027b8

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000011

                                    #size-cells:  00000000

                                    #address-cells:  00000001

                                    device_type:  'pci-ide'

                                    assigned-addresses:  8100fa00.00000000.000001f0.00000000.00000008.8100fa00.00000000.000003f6.00000000.00000001.8100fa00.00000000.00000170.00000000.00000008.8100fa00.00000000.00000376.00000000.00000001.8100fa20.00000000.0000ffa0.00000000.00000010

                                    reg:  0000fa00.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.8100fa00.00000000.000001f0.00000000.00000008.8100fa00.00000000.000003f6.00000000.00000001.8100fa00.00000000.00000170.00000000.00000008.8100fa00.00000000.00000376.00000000.00000001.0100fa20.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000010

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27c0.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27c0.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27c0.1' + 'pci8086,27c0' + 'pciclass,01018a' + 'pciclass,0101'

                                    model:  'IDE controller'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    66mhz-capable:

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000002

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1f,2'

                                    class-code:  0001018a

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027c0

                                    name:  'pci-ide'

                         

                         

                                    Node 0x000012

                                        reg:  00000000

                                        name:  'ide'

                         

                         

                                    Node 0x000013

                                        reg:  00000001

                                        name:  'ide'

                         

                         

                                Node 0x000014

                                    assigned-addresses:  8100fb20.00000000.00000400.00000000.00000020

                                    reg:  0000fb00.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.0100fb20.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000020

                                    compatible: 'pci8086,27da.1019.2672.1' + 'pci8086,27da.1019.2672' + 'pci1019,2672' + 'pci8086,27da.1' + 'pci8086,27da' + 'pciclass,0c0500' + 'pciclass,0c05'

                                    model:  'SMBus (System Management Bus)'

                                    power-consumption:  00000001.00000001

                                    fast-back-to-back:

                                    devsel-speed:  00000001

                                    interrupts:  00000002

                                    max-latency:  00000000

                                    min-grant:  00000000

                                    subsystem-vendor-id:  00001019

                                    subsystem-id:  00002672

                                    unit-address:  '1f,3'

                                    class-code:  000c0500

                                    revision-id:  00000001

                                    vendor-id:  00008086

                                    device-id:  000027da

                                    name:  'pci1019,2672'

                        • 10. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                          Pascal Kreyer-Oracle

                          This is a Realtek RTL8168E Ethernet interface.

                          Solaris 11.1 support it with the driver/network/ethernet/rge package.

                           

                          For Solaris 10, try to add the follow line in /etc/driver_aliases file, create the /reconfigure file and reboot :

                           

                          rge "pci10ec,8168"

                           

                          If this doesn't work, you can still try with the third-party gani driver : Free NIC drivers

                          • 11. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                            7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

                            i've appended the file /etc/driver_aliases. What i've to do next?

                            I tried to reconfigure.:

                             

                            #/reconfigure /etc/driver_aliases

                            bash: /reconfigure: No such file or directory

                             

                            # /etc/driver_aliases /reconfigure

                            bash :  /etc/driver_aliases: permission denied

                            • 12. Re: Why network setting is skipped while installation of Solaris 10 u11 - x86?
                              7419fdf8-1f33-4aa0-a346-adc7d73f29b3

                              It is done with out applying patch.

                              One more file needs to be updated (/boot/solaris/devicedb/master)

                              Thanks Pascal.