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During a JumpStart installation, the JumpStart program attempts to match the system that is being installed to the rules in the rules.ok file. The JumpStart program reads the rules from the first rule through the last rule. A match occurs when the system that is being installed matches all of the system attributes that are defined in the rule. As soon as a system matches a rule, the JumpStart program stops reading the rules.ok file and begins to install the system, based on the matched rule's profile.
You can install a flash archive with JumpStart. For instructions, see To Prepare to Install a Flash Archive With a JumpStart Installation.
Choose the following procedures to perform an installation or upgrade with the JumpStart program and GRUB.
For a standard JumpStart procedure, see x86: How to Perform an Installation or Upgrade With the JumpStart Program and GRUB.
To perform a JumpStart by editing the GRUB command, see x86: How to Perform an Installation or Upgrade With the JumpStart Program and GRUB.
Before You Begin
If the system is part of a network, ensure that an Ethernet connector or similar network adapter is attached to your system.
If you want to install a system that is connected through a tip(1) line, ensure that your window display is at least 80 columns wide and 24 rows long.
To determine the current dimensions of your tip window, use the stty(1) command.
A profile diskette is no longer used to boot the system but, a diskette can be prepared that includes only the JumpStart directory. The diskette can then be used situations such as performing a JumpStart installation and booting off the CD-ROM.
Your system's BIOS must support booting from a DVD or CD. If you are booting from a DVD or CD, change the boot setting in your system's BIOS and set to boot from DVD or CD media. For more information, See your hardware documentation.
The system must support PXE. Enable the system to use PXE by using the system's BIOS setup tool or the network adapter's configuration setup tool.
The GRUB menu is displayed. This menu provides a list of boot entries.
GNU GRUB version 0.95 (631K lower / 2095488K upper memory) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 image_directory | |Solaris Serial Console ttya | |Solaris Serial Console ttyb (for lx50, v60x and v65x | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Use the ^ and v keys to select which entry is highlighted. Press enter to boot the selected OS, 'e' to edit the commands before booting, or 'c' for a command-line.
image-directory is the name of the directory where the installation image is located. The path to the JumpStart files was defined with the add_install_client command and the -c option.
The GRUB edit menu is displayed.
kernel /I86PC.Solaris_11-8/multiboot kernel/unix -B console=ttyb,\ install_media=184.108.40.206:/export/mary/v11 \ module /I86PC.Solaris_11-8/x86.new
A command that is similar to the following example displays.
grub edit>kernel /I86PC.Solaris_11-8/multiboot kernel/unix -B \ console=ttyb,install_media=220.127.116.11:/export/mary/_\ module /I86PC.Solaris_11-8/x86.new
The syntax for a JumpStart installation is the following.
grub edit>kernel /I86PC.Solaris_11-image_directory/multiboot kernel/unix/ \ - install [url|ask] options -B install_media=media-type
For a description of JumpStart options, see x86: Command Reference for Booting the System.
In the following example, the OS is installed over the network with a JumpStart profile.
kernel /I86PC.Solaris_11-8/multiboot kernel/unix/ - install \ -B install_media=18.104.22.168:/export/mary/v11 \ module /I86PC.Solaris_11-8/x86.new
Note - To return to the GRUB main menu without saving your changes, press Escape.
Your changes are saved and the GRUB main menu is displayed.
The installation menu is displayed.
The JumpStart installation begins.
Note - If you do not make a selection within 30 seconds, the Oracle Solaris interactive installation program begins. You can stop the timer by typing any key at the command line.
Note - Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release, if you do not include the auto_reg keyword in the sysidcfg file, you will be prompted to provide your support credentials and proxy information for Auto Registration.
When the JumpStart program finishes installing the Oracle Solaris software, the system reboots automatically. Also, the GRUB menu.lst file is automatically updated. Then the instance of Oracle Solaris that you have installed appears in the next use of the GRUB menu.
After the installation is finished, installation logs are saved in a file. You can find the installation logs in the following directories:
The following table describes the command-line options for the GRUB menu boot command. The options listed are appropriate for a JumpStart installation.
kernel /I86PC.Solaris_11-image-directory/multiboot kernel/unix/ - install \ [url|ask] options -B install_media=media-type
Table 6-4 GRUB Menu Boot Command Reference