2008-02-11

Live Upgrade - problem with ludelete

A few weeks ago I was trying to do Live Upgrade from Solaris 10 11/06 to 8/07. It went quite well until I decided to delete the old BE:

bash-3.00# uname -a
SunOS mickey 5.10 Generic_127112-07 i86pc i386 i86pc
bash-3.00# cat /etc/release
Solaris 10 8/07 s10x_u4wos_12b X86
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 16 August 2007
bash-3.00# lustatus
Boot Environment Is Active Active Can Copy
Name Complete Now On Reboot Delete Status
-------------------------- -------- ------ --------- ------ ----------
11-06 yes no no yes -
8-07 yes yes yes no -
bash-3.00# ludelete 11-06
The boot environment <11-06> contains the GRUB menu.
Attempting to relocate the GRUB menu.
/usr/sbin/ludelete: lulib_relocate_grub_slice: not found
ERROR: Cannot relocate the GRUB menu in boot environment <11-06>.
ERROR: Cannot delete boot environment <11-06>.
Unable to delete boot environment.

The only one useful solution was at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/solarisx86/message/44111
Juergen Keil proposed to use lulib from OpenSolaris. Because I didn't have any DVD with OpenSolaris, asked Juergen for copy of lulib and he sent me one. After replacing the original:

bash-3.00# lustatus
Boot Environment Is Active Active Can Copy
Name Complete Now On Reboot Delete Status
-------------------------- -------- ------ --------- ------ ----------
11-06 yes no no yes -
8-07 yes yes yes no -
bash-3.00# ludelete 11-06
Determining the devices to be marked free.
Updating boot environment configuration database.
Updating boot environment description database on all BEs.
Updating all boot environment configuration databases.
Updating GRUB menu default setting
Boot environment <11-06> deleted.
bash-3.00# lustatus
Boot Environment Is Active Active Can Copy
Name Complete Now On Reboot Delete Status
-------------------------- -------- ------ --------- ------ ----------
8-07 yes yes yes no -


Thanks Juergen !

2 comments:

Sebastian Kayser said...

Just had the same hickup on a 05/08 system. Seems as if a proper patch is available by now. Upgrading Live Upgrade from patch 121431-25 to patch 121431-43 plus installing its grub patch dependency 138884-01 (both x86) and running /usr/lib/lu/lux86menu_propagate <path_to_121431-43> once solved it for me. ludelete works fine now.

FEB said...

Thanks Sebastian!
Your input solved my issue.
I've upgraded LU using install_patchset rebooted and after that I received that message, but neither have a CDROM or an ISO image.
I used the path to 121431-56 (which is my version) and it worked.

Thanks again