Use the following checklist to prepare to install the Solaris operating environment.
If you intend to install the Solaris software on a system through a tip(1) line, ensure that your window display is at least 80 columns wide and 24 rows long.
To determine the current dimensions of your tip window, use the stty command. For more information, see the man page, stty(1).
If the system is part of a network, verify that an Ethernet connector or similar network adapter is plugged into your system.
If you are installing with the Solaris Web Start program by using the Solaris 9 Installation CD, review Requirements When Using the Solaris 9 Installation CD.
Verify that you have enough disk space. For more information, refer to Chapter 5, Guidelines for Allocating Disk Space and Swap Space (Planning).
SPARC: When you are using DVD media and are asked to boot from the ok prompt, always type the following command: boot cdrom.
Review the Solaris 9 Release Notes and vendor release notes to ensure that the software you use is supported in the new Solaris release.
Review the Solaris 9 Sun Hardware Platform Guide to ensure that your hardware is supported.
Review the documentation that came with your system to ensure that your system and devices are supported by the Solaris release.