This procedure assumes you are using a network installation server. Before you begin the installation process, you must add the client system to the network installation server. The steps for adding the client system to the network installation server are described in this procedure. For more information, see Adding Systems to Be Installed From the Network With add_install_client.
See the following additional references:
If you are using a DVD for installing the Solaris OS, you need to burn the Solaris OS installation image to a DVD before beginning the installation. For more information, How to Create a DVD ISO Image.
For information about preparing for an installation of the Solaris OS, see Preparing to Install the Solaris Operating System on IBM BladeCenter Servers (Task Map).
If you used the procedure for patching the x86 miniroot image that is described in this document, you cannot install the Solaris 10 11/06 OS by using the graphical user interface (GUI) installation program. The installation program automatically defaults to the text console mode.
On the network installation server or boot server, 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.
Change directories to the Solaris_10/Tools directory.
# cd new-install-dir-path/Solaris_10/Tools
Specifies the location of the newly-created OS image.
Run the add_install_client command to set up a network installation of the client system.
# ./add_install_client -d -e ethernet-address i86pc
Adds the x86 install client to an install server when you are using DHCP to set installation parameters on the network.
Specifies that clients are to use the DHCP protocol for configuration.
Use the -d option to boot the systems from the network by using PXE network boot. The output of this option lists the DHCP options you need to create on the DHCP server.
Indicates that this installation will only occur on the client with the Ethernet address that is specified in the command syntax.
For more information, see the install_scripts(1M) man page.
Reboot the system that is to be installed.
Follow the instructions that are described in the procedure, Booting and Installing a System From the Network.
When the installation begins, select the Manual Reboot option.
Select this option if you are installing from DVD or from the network.
During the installation, you might see the following error message:
eeprom: syntax error in /boot/solaris/bootenv.rc line 23
You can safely ignore this message.
After the installation has completed, before the system reboots, type the appropriate keystroke combination to exit to a command shell.
Make sure the DVD or network installation image is mounted.
# ls /cdrom
If the following output is displayed, proceed to Step 9.
Copyright boot JDS-THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME installer Solaris_10
If the preceding output is not displayed, type this command:
# iostat -En
Output that is similar to the following is displayed:
c4t0d0 Soft Errors: 7 Hard Errors: 0 Transport Errors: 0 Vendor: HL-DT-ST Product: RW/DVD GCC-4244N Revision: 1.02 Size: 0.00GB <0 bytes> Media Error: 0 Device Not Ready: 0 No Device: 0 Recoverable: 0 Illegal Request: 7 Predictive Failure Analysis: 0
In the preceding example, the DVD device to mount is c4t0d0. The DVD device that you need to mount might be vary.
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c4t0d0s0 /cdrom
To mount the network installation image, type:
# mount install-server:new-install-dir-path /cdrom
For the Solaris 10 8/07 release:
For the Solaris 10 11/06 release:
After adding the patches, reboot the system.
For more information about performing a PXE network boot, see Overview of Booting and Installing Over the Network With PXE in Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations.
For more information about client-specific installations by using DHCP, see Creating DHCP Options and Macros for Solaris Installation Parameters.