Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Begin Installation

  1. (Optional) Provide access to your local display.

    If you are logging in to a remote host, make sure your DISPLAY environment variable is properly set to the local display. If the DISPLAY variable is not set properly, the installer runs in text-based mode.

    • Example for C Shell (host name myhost):

      setenv DISPLAY myhost:0.0
    • Example for Korn Shell (host name myhost):


    You might need to grant display authorization to run the installer on your local display. For example, you can use the following command to grant display authority from myhost to the root user on serverhost:

    myhost\> xauth extract - myhost:0.0 | rsh -l root serverhost xauth merge -

    Note –

    For full instructions on granting such authorization safely, refer to the “Manipulating Access to the Server” chapter in the Solaris X Window System Developer's Guide.

  2. If you are not logged in as root, become superuser.

  3. Start the graphical installation interface.

    A full description of options for the installer command can be found in Appendix B, Installation Commands.

    • For CDs. Navigate to a directory that is not on the CD so that you can switch CDs during the installation session. For example:

      cd /tmp

      Enter the command to start the installer using the fully qualified path to the installer:


      In this command, mountpoint is where you mounted the CD and os-arch matches your platform, such as Solaris_sparc, Solaris_x86 or Linux_x86.

    • For a DVD. Navigate to the DVD directory whose name matches your platform, and enter the command to start the installer:

    • For a Download. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the software, and enter the command to start the installer:


    The Welcome page is displayed.

    Note –

    If you click Cancel at any time, the installer exits after you have confirmed that you do want to terminate the installer session.

  4. Click Next to continue.

    The Software License Agreement page is displayed.

  5. If you accept all the terms of the License, click Yes, Accept License.

    If you do not accept all the terms of the License, select Decline. This will end the installation process.

    The Language Support page is displayed.

    Note –

    If your installer window is too small to view all the text, you might need to resize the window manually by dragging the corner.