System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Install Software With the Oracle Solaris Installation GUI Program

Note –

This procedure assumes that the system is running volume management (vold). If your system is not running volume management, see Chapter 3, Accessing Removable Media (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems. This chapter provides information about accessing removable media without volume management.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Depending on whether you are installing the OS from a CD, DVD, or from the network, do one of the following:

    • If you are running a release that uses CDs, insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.

      If you insert the Solaris 10 Languages CD, the installation GUI starts automatically. Proceed to Step 5.

      Note –

      In this Oracle Solaris release, the software is delivered on DVD only.

    • If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.

    • If you are installing from the network, locate the net image of the software that you want to install.

  3. Change directories to find the Oracle Solaris installation GUI installer.

    Oracle Solaris installation GUI installers are located in various directories on the CDs and on the DVD.

    • Oracle Solaris 10 Software CDs or DVD.

    • Oracle Solaris 10 Documentation DVD.

    • Oracle Solaris 10 Languages CD. The Solaris installation GUI starts automatically when the CD is inserted.

  4. Follow the instructions to install the software.

    • From the command line, type the following command:

       % ./installer [options]

      Runs the installer without a GUI.


      Runs without any interactive text console device. Use this option with the -nodisplay option when you include the installer command in a UNIX script for installing software.

    • From a file manager, double-click Installer or installer.

      An Installer window is displayed, followed by the installation GUI dialog box.

  5. Follow the directions on the screen to install the software.

  6. When you have finished adding software, click Exit.

    The installation GUI exits.