Flash Deployment during S10u10 DVD Interactive Install Fails with Error - 'mkdir: "/a/var/sadm/launcher": Read-only file system' (Doc ID 1485434.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 16, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/11 U10 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Sun SPARC Sun OS

Symptoms

Installing a ZFS Root File System (Oracle Solaris Flash Archive Installation)

Starting in the Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 release (Solaris 10 Update 10), you can use the interactive installation's flash archive option to install a system with a ZFS root file system.

When attempting to deploy a flash archive on a sun4u system containing a post-s10u10 kernel patch (147440-02 or later) using s10u10 DVD media, the interactive installer may fail with similar error messages:

Whereas, a flash archive created with 147440-01 installs with no errors.

Cause

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