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This book describes how to use CD or DVD media to install the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on a nonnetworked system.
This book does not include instructions about how to set up system hardware or other peripherals. This book provides instructions for installing both UFS file systems and ZFS root pools.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” relates specifically to 64-bit x86 compatible CPUs.
“32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This book is intended for system administrators who are responsible for installing the Solaris OS. This book provides basic Solaris installation information for system administrators who perform infrequent Solaris installations or upgrades.
If you need advanced Solaris installation information, see Related Books to find the book that describes the information.
Table P-1 lists documentation for system administrators.
Table P-1 Are You a System Administrator Who is Installing Solaris?
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-2 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-3 Shell Prompts
The following keyboard and mouse conventions are applicable to SPARC and x86 based systems:
The key referred to as Return is labeled Enter on some keyboards.
From left to right on a three-button mouse, the default settings for CDE are SELECT, ADJUST, and MENU. For example, the text says, “Click SELECT” instead of “Click the left mouse button.” Otherwise, these keys are referred to as mouse button 1, mouse button 2, and mouse button 3.
From left to right on a two-button mouse, the default settings are SELECT and MENU. The ADJUST function is obtained by simultaneously pressing SELECT and the Shift key on the keyboard (Shift-SELECT).