There are differences in installation of Solaris 2.5 software on a networked IA-based system:
kdmconfig is called by sysidconfig and replaces devconfig during installation.
When bootparams database server is queried, if the ethernet and hosts maps are set correctly, installation proceeds without questions. If there are discrepancies, or the system is stand-alone, a series of screens appear asking you to define the keyboard, mouse, and display attached to the system. See kdmconfig(1M).
There are differences in formatting SCSI and IDE disks for IA-based systems.
The format(1M) utility is now available to format, label, analyze, and repair SCSI disks. This utility is included with the addbadsec(1M), diskscan(1M), fdisk(1M), and fmthard(1M) commands available in the Solaris 2.1 for IA-based release. To format IDE disks use the DOS format utility; however to label, analyze and repair IDE disks on IA-based systems use the Solaris format(1M) utility.
There is a change in the support for parallel PostScriptTM printers on IA-based systems:
The lp driver has been modified, so that setup for a parallel PostScript printer in IA-based systems is now identical to the setup of a serial printer. The only difference is when you need to specify the device name of the port.
The following files are no longer part of Solaris 2.5:
The IA-based lp driver now takes advantage of added ioctls in postio.