Re: DNS problem on Solaris X86
From: Jussi Hamalainen (count_at_theblah.fi)
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 07:53:17 +0300 (EEST) To: Mogens Valentin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, Mogens Valentin wrote:
> No matter what I do, it responds with " Unable to find an address for
> 'hostname' with the specified DNS configuration.
> I've specified domainname, IP of DNS and tried with/without search
Are you installing Solaris 8 or Solaris 9? The Solaris 8 installer
has a major flaw (although Sun call it a "feature"): it doesn't ask
for a default route out of the segment so you can't make DNS work
while installing if you don't have a DNS server in your LAN.
With Solaris 9 you get to configure a default route. However, the
installer expects to find an A-record matching the hostname and
domain you entered into the DNS configuration. If it can't query the
DNS server (ie. no route) or it gets NXDOMAIN, you get an error and
can't configure DNS while installing.
I still don't quite see why this matters because you can configure
the DNS settings manually after you have finished installing. Just
edit /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf.
You should use static IP settings (preferrably in a confined network)
while installing and then revert to DHCP once you are done. You can
do this by removing the /etc/hostname.interface (interface being hme0
or whatever your interface is named) and creating a
/etc/dhcp.interface file instead.
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