SUMMARY: Upgrading 2.5 to 2.5.1 with ODS 4.0

From: Orn Asgeirsson (
Date: Tue Apr 07 1998 - 05:25:17 CDT

Original question:

>Upgrading a SparcStation 10 box from Solaris 2.5 to 2.5.1 with Disksuite
>4.0 (mirrored disks). I dont get the upgrade option when I boot from the
>2.5.1 CD. What I have done so far:
>Checked if /var/sadm is a symlink or mounted from another file system -
>its not.
>Checked if /var/sadm/softinfo/INST_RELEASE is missing - its not, its a
>symlink to /var/sadm/system/admin/INST_RELEASE and contains:
>Checked if symlinks are in /opt and are absolute. There are no symlinks
>in there, but /opt itself is symlinked to /usr/opt. There is no option
>changing it to /, since its not big enough. This also does not seem to be
>a problem according to the installation notes.
>What am I missing here ?

Casper Dick had the answer (the only answer):

1. change /opt -> /usr/opt to /opt -> usr/opt.
2. Unmirror /, /usr and swap filesystems before upgrade.

After doing this I got the upgrade option and 2.5.1 installed fine.

Thanks Casper.

Orn Asgeirsson (

Network adm., Dept. of Information and Technology Parliament of Iceland, 150 Reykjavik, Iceland tel. +354-563-0656, fax +354-563-0670

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Fri Sep 28 2001 - 23:12:36 CDT