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Installing Oracle Solaris 11.1 Systems     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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Part I Oracle Solaris 11.1 Installation Options

1.  Overview of Installation Options

Part II Installing Using Installation Media

2.  Preparing for the Installation

3.  Using Live Media

Installing With the GUI installer

Default Settings With the GUI Installer

How to Prepare for a GUI Installation

How to Perform a GUI Installation

What to Do If Your System Boots in Console Mode

How to Install Oracle Solaris From the Live Media If Your System Boots in Console Mode

Adding Software After Live Media Installation

4.  Using the Text Installer

5.  Automated Installations That Boot From Media

6.  Unconfiguring or Reconfiguring an Oracle Solaris instance

Part III Installing Using an Install Server

7.  Automated Installation of Multiple Clients

8.  Setting Up an Install Server

9.  Customizing Installations

10.  Provisioning the Client System

11.  Configuring the Client System

12.  Installing and Configuring Zones

13.  Running a Custom Script During First Boot

14.  Installing Client Systems

15.  Troubleshooting Automated Installations

Part IV Performing Related Tasks

A.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

B.  Using the Device Driver Utility


Adding Software After Live Media Installation

To add software packages after you have installed the operating system, use the pkg commands as described in the pkg(1) man page. Or, you can use the Oracle Solaris Package Manager GUI tool to install additional software. On the desktop menu, go to System⇒Administration⇒Package Manager.

Note - Installing, updating, and uninstalling packages require increased privileges. See Installation Privileges in Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11.1 Software Packages for more information.

Use the pkg commands or the Package Manager tool to find the names of packages you might want to install, get more information about the packages, and install the packages.

Optionally, you can install into a new boot environment so that you can continue to use your current image if the new installation has problems.

With the pkg install command, you should use the -nv option first to see what the package installation will look like prior to actually installing the packages. After you have identified the packages you want to install and examined the output from the pkg install command with the -nv option, issue a command similar to the following to install additional software.

$ pfexec pkg install --be-name new–BE–name package–name

This sample command includes options to require creation of a new boot environment, and specifies a package to be installed.

If you do not have a GUI desktop and you want to install the Oracle Solaris desktop, install the solaris-desktop package.