The Solaris Device Configuration Assistant is a program that enables you to perform various hardware configuration and booting tasks. You use the Device Configuration Assistant to boot from either a DVD, a CD, a net installation image, or a copy of the software on a diskette. You can access the Solaris Device Configuration Assistant in the following ways:
By booting from the Solaris 9 DVD, Solaris 9 Installation CD, or Solaris 9 Software 1 of 2 CD. Your system's BIOS must support booting from a DVD or CD.
By booting from a net installation image of Solaris Software with Preboot Execution Environment (PXE). PXE enables you to boot a system directly from the network without using the boot diskette. The system must support PXE. Enable the system to use PXE by using the system's BIOS setup tool or the network adapter's configuration setup Tool. For more information on configuring your system for using PXE network boot, see x86: PXE Network Boot.
By booting from a diskette. You can copy the Device Configuration Assistant software to a diskette by the following methods:
Copy the software to a diskette from the Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition DVD or Solaris 9 Software 2 of 2 x86 Platform Edition CD by using the copy procedure in Appendix E, x86: Preparing to Boot From the Solaris 9 Device Configuration Assistant or the Network (Tasks).
Download and copy the software to a diskette from the Solaris Developer Connection at http://soldc.sun.com/support/drivers/dca_diskettes.