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Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems
SLES 11 SP1 (or subsequent release) CD or DVD set (internal or external CD/DVD)
SLES 11 SP1 (or subsequent release) ISO DVD image or AutoYaST image (network repository)
AutoYaST enables you to install the SLES operating system on multiple systems. For information about how to prepare an automated installation using AutoYaST, refer to the Novell SUSE documentation collection at:
The following requirements must be met prior to performing the SLES installation from a PXE network boot environment:
If you are using AutoYaST to perform the installation, you must:
Create the AutoYast profile.
Follow the AutoYaST installation instructions in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (10 or 11) documentation.
To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, you must:
Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP) server to export the installation tree.
Configure the files on the TFTP server necessary for PXE booting.
Configure the Sun Server X2-4 MAC network port address to boot from the PXE configuration.
Configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Follow the setup instructions for booting SUSE media over the network in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server documentation
After completing this procedure, you might need to perform the tasks for SLES Post Installation Tasks.
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 these steps. Watch carefully for the messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears listing the available boot device.
The network bootloader loads and a boot prompt appears. Wait for the five second time-out and the installation kernel will begin to load.
The initial SUSE Linux boot screen appears.