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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations
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Part I Using Custom JumpStart

1.  Where to Find Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Custom JumpStart (Overview)

3.  Preparing Custom JumpStart Installations (Tasks)

4.  Using Optional Custom JumpStart Features (Tasks)

5.  Creating Custom Rule and Probe Keywords (Tasks)

6.  Performing a Custom JumpStart Installation (Tasks)

7.  Installing With Custom JumpStart (Examples)

8.  Custom JumpStart (Reference)

9.  Installing a ZFS Root Pool With JumpStart

Part II Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)




This book describes how to install and upgrade the Solaris Operating System (OS) on both networked and nonnetworked SPARC and x86 architecture based systems. This book covers using the custom JumpStart installation method and the creation of RAID-1 volumes during installation.

This book does not include instructions about how to set up system hardware or other peripherals.

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:

For supported systems, see the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for system administrators responsible for installing the Solaris OS. This book provides both of the following types of information.

Related Books

Table P-1 lists documentation for system administrators.

Table P-1 Are You a System Administrator Who is Installing Solaris?

Do you need system requirements or high-level planning information? Or want a high-level overview of Solaris ZFS installations, booting, Solaris Zones partitioning technology, or creating RAID-1 volumes?
Do you need to install a single system from DVD or CD media? The Solaris installation program steps you through an installation.
Do you need to upgrade or patch your system with almost no downtime? Save system downtime when upgrading by using Solaris Live Upgrade.
Do you need to install a secure installation over the network or Internet? Use WAN boot to install a remote client. Or, do you need to install over the network from a network installation image? The Solaris installation program steps you through an installation.
Do you need to install or patch multiple systems quickly? Use Solaris Flash software to create a Solaris Flash archive and install a copy of the OS on clone systems.
Do you need to back up your system?
Do you need troubleshooting information, a list of known problems, or a list of patches for this release?
Oracle Solaris Release Notes
Do you need to verify that your system works on Solaris?
SPARC: Solaris Sun Hardware Platform Guide
Do you need to check on which packages have been added, removed, or changed in this release?
Solaris Package List
Do you need to verify that your system and devices work with Solaris SPARC and x86 based systems and other third-party vendors.

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-2 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

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

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser