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When installing Oracle Solaris 11 software, consider the following information:
If you are installing Oracle Solaris on an x86 based system that will have more than one operating system installed in it, you can partition your disk during the installation process. See the instructions for using the GUI installer or the text installer.
Note - The installer on the LiveCD ISO image is for x86 platforms only.
Alternatively, you can use the fdisk command or a third-party partitioning tool to create a new partition or make adjustments to preexisting partitions prior to an installation. See Guidelines for Partitioning a System Prior To Installation.
For more information about preparing an environment for the installation of specific operating systems, see Preparing a Boot Environment for Installing Multiple Operating Systems.
The GUI installer cannot upgrade your operating system. However, after you have installed the Oracle Solaris 11 release, you can update all of the packages on your system that have available updates by using the Image Packaging System. See Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Software Packages.
The GUI installer can perform an initial installation on the whole disk or on an Oracle Solaris x86 partition on the disk.
Caution - The installation overwrites all of the software and data on the targeted device.
The default network and security settings used by the GUI installer on the LiveCD are as follows:
Oracle Solaris is automatically networked by using DHCP, with Domain Name System (DNS) resolution.
The DNS domain and server Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are retrieved from the DHCP server.
Automatic networking enables IPv6 autoconfiguration on active interfaces.
The NFSv4 domain is dynamically derived.
To download the Oracle Solaris LiveCD ISO image, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html.
Note - Alternately, if you want to burn the image to a USB flash drive, download a USB image.
After you download the image, do one of the following:
Note - For USB images, you need the usbcopy utility, in order to copy the image to a USB flash drive. You can add this utility to your system by installing the pkg:/install/distribution-constructor package.
Note - If you have previously installed the Linux operating system, you will need to save a copy of the existing menu.lst file to a USB drive for use after the installation. For instructions, see Modifying Boot Entries and Parameters by Editing the menu.lst File in Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on x86 Platforms.
On the LiveCD, when the GRUB menu is displayed, the default entry is automatically used unless you select another option.
Note - If your system's graphics card is not supported by the LiveCD, or your system does not have a graphics card, the system boots in console mode when you insert the LiveCD. In this case, you cannot perform a GUI installation. See What to Do If Your System Boots in Console Mode.
If you are prompted to log in to the LiveCD, the user name and password are both jack.
The root password is solaris.
Note - The language and keyboard selections set the defaults for the installer and for the installed system. You can modify the locale on the login panel for the installed system.
When you boot the LiveCD, if any drivers are missing, a prompt is displayed. Follow the instructions for accessing the Device Driver Utility to locate and install any drivers that are required for the installation.
Note - You can review the Release Notes for the current release on this panel.
Optionally, you can modify the partition layout. For instructions, see the Guidelines for Partitioning a System During an Interactive Installation.
At any point during this phase of the installation, you can revert to the original settings.
Caution - If the existing partition table cannot be read, the panel displays proposed partitioning. In this instance, all of the data on the disk is destroyed during the installation.
The installer uses the time zone from the system's internal settings as the initial default, if possible. When you select your location on the map, the installer uses that information to set the date, time and time zone.
Type a user name and password.
To complete the user account setup, a login name and password are required. The login name must begin with a letter and can contain only letters and numbers.
Note - The user account that you create will have administrative privileges.
On an installed system, the initial root password defaults to the user account password that you enter here. The first time you use the root password, you will be prompted to change the password.
Type a computer name or accept the default. This field cannot be blank.
Review the specifications in the Installation Summary panel. If necessary, go back and make any required changes before starting the installation.
The Oracle Solaris installation process begins.
Caution - Do not interrupt an installation that is in progress. An incomplete installation can leave a disk in an indeterminate state.
The Installation Results panel provides access to installation logs that you can review.
Caution - By default, the system configuration of the installed system is sent to the Oracle Configuration Manager. This is an anonymous registration with no customer information provided.
The anonymous registration will be automatic upon reboot after the initial installation, but you may cancel the registration per the following directions after the installation and prior to rebooting the installed system.
If you do not opt-out at installation time you may still suspend the service at any later time.
For further information, see Using Oracle Configuration Manager.
Note - Prior to rebooting the newly-installed system, the default root password is “solaris,” even if you changed the computer name in the User panel.
# beadm mount solaris /a
The boot environment name prior to rebooting is, by default, “solaris.”
For example, type the following:
# vi /a/etc/svc/profile/site/ocm.xml
<?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE service_bundle SYSTEM '/usr/share/lib/xml/dtd/service_bundle.dtd.1'> <service_bundle type='profile' name='ocm' xmlns:xi='http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude'> <service name='system/ocm' type='service' version='1'> <instance name='default' enabled='false'/> </service> </service_bundle>
This file disables the default SMF service and changes the property to “opt-out” from an anonymous registration.
# beadm unmount solaris
Note - After the installation and reboot, you can choose to register your system by removing this file then enabling the service as follows:
# svcadm enable system/ocm
This command performs an anonymous registration.
If you wish to associate the system's configuration data with your MOS account, or if your site requires use of a network proxy, you must use the configCCR command. See Using Oracle Configuration Manager.
After a successful installation, reboot the system or exit the installer and shut down the system.
Eject the LiveCD as the next system boot begins. Or, select the “Boot from Hard Disk” option in the GRUB menu.
If the installation fails, you can view the installation log and exit the installer.