Hardware Certification Test Suite 2.3 Installation Guide


The Hardware Certification Test Suite 2.3 Installation Guide provides detailed instructions for users to download and install the Hardware Certification Test Suite. In addition, this document provides additional information about how to uninstall HCTS and how to access additional information relating to the Solaris Operating System x86 Platform Edition hardware certification program.

Who Should Use This Book

This document is intended for independent hardware vendors (IHVs), hardware manufacturers, system integrators, and end users who wish to install the Hardware Certification Test Suite (HCTS) to certify their system or controller for the Solaris Operating System x86 Platform Edition. This document is necessary for any of these customers who need to install HCTS on a test system.

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Typographic Conventions

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

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




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



Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, or terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell prompt 


C shell superuser prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt