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LiveUSB Solaris 11.1

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Dear all,
LiveUSB Solaris 11.1 unable to boot it stops at 'grub>' prompt.

I use 'usbcopy' to copy sol-11_1-live-x86.usb to a USB flash drive.

+# uname -a+
SunOS solaris 5.11 11.0 i86pc i386 i86pc

+# usbcopy sol-11_1-live-x86.usb+
Found the following USB devices:
+0:     /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0p0     1.9 GB     SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8.02+
Enter the number of your choice: 0

WARNING: All data on your USB storage will be lost.
Are you sure you want to install to
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8.02, 1900 MB at /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0p0 ?  (y/n) y
Copying and verifying image to USB device
Finished 1159 MB in 782 seconds (1.4MB/s)
+0 block(s) re-written due to verification failure+
Installing grub to USB device /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0s0
cannot read stage1 file /tmp/usb.5078/boot/grub/stage1
Error opening /tmp/usb.5078/boot/grub/stage1
Completed copy to USB

Is there a solution?
  • 1. Re: LiveUSB Solaris 11.1
    alan.pae Journeyer
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    If you have a Solaris 11 then use the command line update, and then install distribution-constructor and use the usbcopy command from that. Otherwise, load the 11.1 live dvd and add distribution-constructor to that and then use that usbcopy.

    alan
  • 2. Re: LiveUSB Solaris 11.1
    971037 Newbie
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    I will try that.
    Thank you very much.
  • 3. Re: LiveUSB Solaris 11.1
    Alan_S Explorer
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    alan.pae wrote:
    If you have a Solaris 11 then use the command line update, and then install distribution-constructor and use the usbcopy command from that. Otherwise, load the 11.1 live dvd and add distribution-constructor to that and then use that usbcopy.

    alan
    Due to changes in the grub, you actually need to be running s11.1 in order to burn s11.1 USB image. I know it's a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem, but there is no way around it. You can do an update to s11.1 from the repository, or run the LiveDVD as Alan P. suggests. If you do not have access to a DVD drive or an s11 system to update from, you may be able to run the s11.1 LiveDVD in a VirtualBox image, and if the USB device settings are working right in VBox, you can run usbcopy from there.

    -- Alan S.
  • 4. Re: LiveUSB Solaris 11.1
    alan.pae Journeyer
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    You may need to install the OS to an actual hard disk or into a VM instance if you can't perform the procedure on the Live CD.

    alan

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