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This book describes how to use CD or DVD media to install the Oracle Solaris operating system (OS) on a nonnetworked system. You can install either a UFS-based file system or a ZFS-based root pool.
Note - This chapter provides planning information for installing a UFS root (/) file system and some planning information for a ZFS root pool.
For more planning information for an installation of a ZFS root pool, see Chapter 6, ZFS Root File System Installation (Planning), in Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade.
If you want to install a ZFS root pool, see Chapter 3, Installing With the Oracle Solaris Interactive Text Installer for ZFS Root Pools (Planning and Tasks).
This chapter describes the preparations for completing a successful installation, including the sections described below. The following chapter describes each step in an installation for SPARC systems and an installation for x86 systems.
This section describes system requirements to install the Oracle Solaris OS. General guidelines for planning the disk space are also provided.
This section contains a checklist to help you gather all of the information that you need to install your system.
Note - This book uses the term slice, but some Oracle Solaris documentation and programs might refer to a slice as a partition. To avoid confusion, this book distinguishes between fdisk partitions (which are supported only in Oracle Solaris for x86 based systems) and the divisions within the fdisk partition, which might be called slices or partitions.