Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Create an Image on Your Network

This section provides instructions for making a Solaris SPARC installation image available on your site network.

  1. Log in as root or become superuser.

  2. Create a shared directory on your network. For example:

    mkdir shared-location/java_ent_sys_2005Q4
  3. Access your installation files from the web site, the CD, or the DVD, then prepare the installation files to be shared.

    1. Create an installation image from the mounted ISO image. For example:

      Note –

      Installation cannot be done directly from a mounted ISO image. Instead, the image must be copied onto your network.

      lofiadm -a pathname/java_es_05Q4-ga-solaris-sparc-1.iso /dev/lofi/1

      If /dev/lofi/1 is already in use, refer to the lofiadm (1M) man page.

      mkdir mountpoint
      mount -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 mountpoint
      cd mountpoint
      find . -print | cpio -pdum shared-location/java_ent_sys_2005Q4

      After copying is done, unmount the ISO image:

      umount mountpoint
      lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/l

      Repeat this step for the remaining ISO images.

    2. Create an installation image from the CD or DVD. For example:

      cd /cdrom/cdrom0
      find . -print | cpio -pdum shared-location/java_ent_sys_2005Q4

      Repeat this step for the remaining CDs.

    3. Create an installation image from the compressed archive. For example:

      cd shared-location/java_ent_sys_2005Q4
      unzip pathname/

      Repeat this step for the remaining compressed archive files.

    Note –

    If you copy files for multiple platforms to the shared location, you will receive a query similar to the following in relation to the README file and the COPYRIGHT file:

    File already exists. OK to overwrite?

    Type Yes. These files are identical for all platforms.