re-preinstall installs the JumpStart software (preinstall boot image) on a system, so you can power-on the system and have it automatically install the Solaris software (perform a JumpStart installation on the system). When you turn on a re-preinstalled system, the system looks for the JumpStart software on the system's default boot disk. All new SPARC systems have the JumpStart software already preinstalled. The XX in Solaris_XX is the version number of the Solaris release being used.
You can use the re-preinstall command in several ways. The most common way is to run re-preinstall on a system to install the JumpStart software on its own default boot disk. This is useful if you want to restore a system to its original factory conditions. (See the first procedure described in EXAMPLES.)
You can also run re-preinstall on a system to install JumpStart software on any attached disk (non-boot disk). After you install the JumpStart software on a disk, you can move the disk to a different system and perform a JumpStart installation on the different system. (See the second procedure described in EXAMPLES.)
re-preinstall creates a standard file system on the specified target-slice (usually slice 0), and re-preinstall makes sure there is enough space on the target-slice for the JumpStart software. If sufficient space is not available, re-preinstall fails with the following message:
re-preinstall: target-slice too small xx Megabytes required
You can use the format(1M) command to create sufficient space on the target-slice for the JumpStart software.
The following options are supported:
Platform name of the system that will use the disk with the JumpStart software. The default is the platform name of the system running re-preinstall. (Use the uname(1) command (-i option) to determine a system's platform name.)
Absolute path to the Solaris_XX/Tools/Boot subdirectory of a mounted Solaris CD or a Solaris CD copied to disk that re-preinstall uses to install the JumpStart software. The default is root (/), which is where the Solaris CD is mounted in single-user mode.
The following operands are supported:
Device name of the disk slice where the JumpStart software will be installed (usually slice 0), for example, c0t3d0s0.
The following procedure installs the JumpStart software on a system's own default boot disk:
From the ok prompt, boot the system from the Solaris media CD or DVD in single-user mode:
ok boot cdrom -s
The following command installs the Jumpstart software on the System default boot disk, c0t0d0s0 on a Solaris 9 system:
example# /usr/sbin/install.d/re-preinstall c0t0d0s1
Reboot the slice:
example# reboot disk:b
The following procedure installs the JumpStart software on a system's attached (non-boot) disk:
Mount the Solaris CD or DVD if vold(1M) is not running or CD or DVD is not mounted.
Use the format(1M) command to determine the target-slice where JumpStart will be installed.
Use the uname(1) command (-i option) to determine the platform name of the system that will use the re-preinstalled disk
Run re-preinstall with the -m Solaris_boot_dir option if the Solaris CD or DVD is not mounted on /cdrom.
The following command installs the JumpStart software on the system's attached disk for a system with a Sun4u kernel architecture, and it uses the Solaris CD or DVD mounted with vold(1M) on a Solaris 9 system:
example# /cdrom/cdrom/s1/usr/bin/install.d/re-preinstall -m /cdrom/cdrom/s1 -k sun4u c0t2d0s0
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
|Availability||SUNWcdrom (Solaris CD, SPARC Platform Edition)|