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Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System
The following procedure describes how to boot the Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Operating System installation from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the installation from one of the following sources:
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 installation media
Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 ISO boot image installation media
Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 (or subsequent release) DVD set (internal or external DVD)
Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 (or subsequent release) ISO boot image installation media
Note - If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, refer to Installing Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 OS Using a PXE Network Environment for instructions.
All applicable installation prerequisites for installing an operating system should have been met. For further information about these prerequisites, see Chapter 1, Getting Started .
An installation method (for example: console, boot media, and install target) should have been chosen and established prior to performing the installation. For information about these setup requirements, see Appendix A, Supported Installation Methods.
After completing this procedure, you should review and perform the required post installation tasks described later in this chapter. For more details, see Post Installation Tasks.
For additional information about how to set up the install media, see Appendix A, Supported Installation Methods.
Note - The following steps use Oracle ILOM 3.1 command syntax. If you are using Oracle ILOM 3.0, refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.0 Documentation Collection at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom30.
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Please watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears.
Note - If you are performing the Solaris installation from a redirected DVD using the Oracle ILOM Remote Console application, select AMI Virtual CDROM, which is listed as an option in the Boot Device menu when you install from a redirected DVD.
The GRUB menu appears. The sample screen that follows reflects the Oracle Solaris 11 GRUB menu. The GRUB menu on your system will be different if you are installing Oracle Solaris 10.
GNU GRUB version .97 (639K lower / 2078660K upper memory) Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 ttya Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 ttyb Boot from Hard Disk
Note - To direct the screen output to a serial console, select Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 ttya.
Note - If you are using the Oracle Solaris 11 LiveCD or LiveCD image to install the Oracle Solaris 11 OS, you may be prompted to log in to the CD. The user name and password are both jack. The root password is solaris.
Continue to Step 6.
The system loads the Solaris disk image into memory. This process can take several minutes. When it completes, the Install Type menu appears.
From the Install Type menu, use the up and down arrow keys to select the type of interface that you want to use to perform the installation, and press Enter.
Note - In the GRUB menu, if you want to redirect the install output to a serial console, press “e” to edit the GRUB menu. To support a serial console, append console=ttya to the boot flags on the kernel line.
Continue to Step 6.
After the installation completes, the system will automatically reboot (if you previously selected this option during the configuration procedure) and will display the Oracle Solaris login prompt.
Note - If you did not configure the system to automatically reboot when the installation completes, you must manually reboot the system.