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Flash Archive with JASS prohibits sysidroot (root passwd) from executing (Doc ID 1009743.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 9.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms


A Solaris Flash Archive installation when deployed via JumpStart or Wanboot and automated with a sysidcfg file does not pass the root password to the installation client.


Jass 4.2 is installed on the Flash Archive Primary system AND the installation is automated based on the JumpStart/Wanboot configuration and the contents of the sysidcfg file.

Upon the initial reboot after the flash archive installation has completed the client will present the console login prompt. Enter "root", then the return key and login occurs without being prompted for a password.

Further confirmation of this problem is to verify that sysidroot has been executed. On the client, check the sysidtool.log file for execution of sysidroot as shown below. The first example shows a null output and confirms the problem. The second example shows what would be considered expected output in a working environment.

Ex 1:
sysidroot start
prompt_open /usr/sbin/sysidroot
sysidroot: Using configuration file
sysidroot end


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