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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


What to Do If Your System Boots in Console Mode

If your system's graphics card is not supported by the Live Media or your system does not have a graphics card, the system boots in console mode when you insert the Live Media. In this case, you cannot perform a GUI installation.

Your two alternatives are as follows:

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

Before You Begin

For this procedure, two networked systems are required: the system on which the Live Media was booted (target system) and a remote system from which the installation will be performed. Both systems must have network access. The two systems are not required to be on the same subnet. However, the target system must be reachable from the remote system. Also, the remote system must be running an OS that supports a graphical desktop.

  1. On the system to be installed, insert the Live Media, then boot the system.
  2. At the console login, type the default login and password.

    The default user login and password for Oracle Solaris is jack.

  3. Become the root user.
    $ su root
    Password: solaris

    The root password is solaris.

  4. Enable the service for the ssh remote login program.
    # svcadm enable ssh:default
  5. Display the IP address that is assigned by DHCP to the target system.
    # ifconfig -a
  6. On the remote system, open a terminal window, then type:
    $ ssh -X IP-address-of-target -l jack

    where IP-address-of-target is the output of the ifconfig -a command that you ran on the target system.

    Running this command on the remote system opens a secure shell, enabling you to access the target system to use the GUI installer.

  7. Assume the root role.
    $ su root
    Password: solaris

    Note - The default root password prior to installation is “solaris.”

  8. Run the GUI installer:
    # /usr/bin/gui-install

    Note - Installer graphic display may be imperfect using this method.

  9. After the installation completes, reboot the target system.