ASM installation on Solaris fails -I

Looks like that there is no easy way for me to install/configure Oracle components. And every install/configuration leads me to some or the other problems. Anyways I was trying to install Oracle Database 11g on a Solaris 10 but the CSS does not seems to come up. While issuing localconfig add as root user it gives following message and fails

-bash-3.00# ./localconfig add
Successfully accumulated necessary OCR keys.
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'root'..
Operation successful.
Configuration for local CSS has been initialized

Cleaning up Network socket directories
Setting up Network socket directories
Adding to inittab
Startup will be queued to init within 30 seconds.
Checking the status of new Oracle init process...
Expecting the CRS daemons to be up within 600 seconds.

Giving up: Oracle CSS stack appears NOT to be running.
Oracle CSS service would not start as installed
Automatic Storage Management(ASM) cannot be used until Oracle CSS service is started

On checking further for css log messages in $ORACLE_HOME/log/hostname/client , I found following messages

Oracle Database 11g CRS Release - Production Copyright 1996, 2007 Oracle. All rights reserved.
2008-06-18 21:38:29.721: [ CSSCLNT][1]clsssInitNative: failed to connect to (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=ipc)(<strong>KEY=OCSSD_LL_test1zone2_</strong>))
, rc 9

On checking the /var/adm/messages file , found following errors

Jun 18 01:16:23 test1zone2 root: [ID 702911 user.error] Oracle Cluster Synchronization Service starting by user request.
Jun 18 01:16:25 test1zone2 root: [ID 702911 user.error] Cluster Ready Services completed waiting on dependencies.
Jun 18 01:16:35 test1zone2 last message repeated 9 times

/var/tmp/.oracle does not show any files created after running localconfig add. These are called Socket files and CSS uses these for communication.I suspect this to be a issue.
I checked our Linux machine (with RAC) and found that we have some files and one of them is named as

srwxrwxrwx  1 oracle oinstall 0 Jun 11 22:10 <strong>sOCSSD_LL_prod01_</strong>

This is quite similar to the error message in css.log files i.e KEY=OCSSD_LL_test1zone2_

As this is a test machine so I cant raise a ticket with Oracle. Currently posted a thread on Oracle Forum. Let’s see if someone is able to figure out something. I will keep you posted. If anyone is interested in reading how these sockets work then they can visit this article from Frits Hoogland.

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