New boot environment fails to boot following live upgrade from old ata to new nv_sata drivers with 121431-54 and later
(Doc ID 1347570.1)
Last updated on MARCH 05, 2021
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 to 10 5/08 U5 [Release 10.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
luupgrade fails to perform the necessary actions to allow the new boot environment to boot once the ata driver has been upgraded to the new nv_sata driver, for example when going from Solaris 10 5/08 and lower (uses ata driver) to Solaris 10 10/08 and later (uses the nv_sata driver).
This in turn results in the new boot environment failing to boot with the following:
SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_142910-17 64-bit
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Cannot mount root on /pci@0,0/pci-ide@5/ide@1/cmdk@0,0:a fstype ufs
panic[cpu0]/thread=fffffffffbc28020: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root
fffffffffbc4a870 genunix:vfs_mountroot+2a2 ()
fffffffffbc4a8b0 genunix:main+107 ()
fffffffffbc4a8c0 unix:_start+95 ()
skipping system dump - no dump device configured
Note the device path mentioned in the error. This is the old ata path and not the new nv_sata path.
This issue only occurs when Patch 121431-54 or later is installed. It does not occur when earlier revisions of this patch are installed.
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