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Using This Documentation

Hardware Installation

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Operating System

Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

Installing Solaris OS

Solaris OS Installation Task Map

Choosing an Installation Method

Obtaining Solaris 11 Documentation

Obtaining Solaris 10 Documentation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Solaris OS Installation

How to Identify Logical and Physical Network Interface Names

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service


How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

Before You Begin

If your server's boot disk has a pre-existing operating system you no longer want, you can erase it as described in this section.

Obtain a copy of the Tools and Drivers CD before starting this procedure.


Caution - This procedure erases all data from the hard drive. Back up data before starting this procedure.

  1. Back up any data on the hard drive.
  2. Access the Tools and Drivers CD from the remote console (JavaRConsole).

    Refer to Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide.

  3. Boot the system from the Tools and Drivers CD.

    The tools and drivers main menu appears.

  4. Select Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk from the main menu.

    This selection erases all partitions currently on the primary hard drive except for the diagnostic partition. If the diagnostic partition is present, it is not erased.

Next Steps

Creating a Virtual Disk.