Live Upgrade fails during upgrade from Solaris 10 U7 to U8



Hello,

problem by updating Solaris 10 x86 from U7 to U8 with Live Upgrade.

ZFS root mirrored on 2 disks, no zones, no separate /var.
Should be an easy job for live upgrade.

Yes, liveupgrade20 has been applied from the lofi mounted U8.
Yes, 121431-44, the Live Upgrade Patch is installed.

luupgrade fails with:

ERROR: Installation of the packages from this media of the media failed;
pfinstall returned these diagnostics:
Processing profile
Loading local environment and services

Why does lucreate propagates /boot/grub/menu.lst?
It's a dummy, the real menu.lst is on /rpool/boot/grub.

Here are the details:


# lucreate -n s10u8
Checking GRUB menu...
System has findroot enabled GRUB
Analyzing system configuration.
Comparing source boot environment <s10u7> file systems with the file system(s) you specified for the new boot environment. Determining which file systems should be in the new boot environment.
Updating boot environment description database on all BEs.
Updating system configuration files.
Creating configuration for boot environment <s10u8>.
Source boot environment is <s10u7>.
Creating boot environment <s10u8>.
Cloning file systems from boot environment <s10u7> to create boot environment <s10u8>.
Creating snapshot for <rpool/ROOT/s10u7> on <rpool/ROOT/s10u7@s10u8>.
Creating clone for <rpool/ROOT/s10u7@s10u8> on <rpool/ROOT/s10u8>.
Setting canmount=noauto for </> in zone <global> on <rpool/ROOT/s10u8>.
Saving existing file </boot/grub/menu.lst> in top level dataset for BE <s10u8> as <mount-point>//boot/grub/menu.lst.prev.
File </boot/grub/menu.lst> propagation successful
Copied GRUB menu from PBE to ABE
No entry for BE <s10u8> in GRUB menu
Population of boot environment <s10u8> successful.
Creation of boot environment <s10u8> successful.


# lustatus
Boot Environment Is Active Active Can Copy Name Complete Now On Reboot Delete Status -------------------------- -------- ------ --------- ------ ----------
s10u7 yes yes yes no - s10u8 yes no no yes -


# zfs list
NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT
rpool 17.6G 115G 38.5K /rpool
rpool/ROOT 8.55G 115G 18K legacy
rpool/ROOT/s10u7 8.41G 115G 8.23G /
rpool/ROOT/s10u7@s10u8 187M - 8.15G -
rpool/ROOT/s10u8 140M 115G 8.21G /
rpool/dump 2.00G 115G 2.00G -
rpool/export 3.07G 115G 19K /export
rpool/export/local 3.07G 115G 3.07G /export/local
rpool/swap 4G 119G 16K -


# luupgrade -u -n s10u8 -s /mnt
System has findroot enabled GRUB
No entry for BE <s10u8> in GRUB menu
Uncompressing miniroot
Copying failsafe kernel from media.
63093 blocks
miniroot filesystem is <lofs>
Mounting miniroot at </mnt/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot>
Validating the contents of the media </mnt>.
The media is a standard Solaris media.
The media contains an operating system upgrade image.
The media contains <Solaris> version <10>.
Constructing upgrade profile to use.
Locating the operating system upgrade program.
Checking for existence of previously scheduled Live Upgrade requests.
Creating upgrade profile for BE <s10u8>.
Checking for GRUB menu on ABE <s10u8>.
Saving GRUB menu on ABE <s10u8>.
Checking for x86 boot partition on ABE.
Determining packages to install or upgrade for BE <s10u8>.
Performing the operating system upgrade of the BE <s10u8>.
CAUTION: Interrupting this process may leave the boot environment unstable or unbootable.
ERROR: Installation of the packages from this media of the media failed;
pfinstall returned these diagnostics:
Processing profile
Loading local environment and services
Restoring GRUB menu on ABE <s10u8>.
ABE boot partition backing deleted.
PBE GRUB has no capability information.
PBE GRUB has no versioning information.
ABE GRUB is newer than PBE GRUB. Updating GRUB.
GRUB update was successfull.
Configuring failsafe for system.
Failsafe configuration is complete.
The Solaris upgrade of the boot environment <s10u8> failed.
Installing failsafe
Failsafe install is complete.


Cheers,
Michael.
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