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|Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade|
This book describes planning your installation or upgrade with the Solaris Operating System (OS) on both networked and nonnetworked SPARC and x86 architecture based systems. This book also provides overviews of several technologies that relate to installation such as Solaris ZFS installations, Solaris Zones partitioning technology, booting, and the creation of RAID-1 volumes during installation.
This book does not include instructions about how to set up system hardware or other peripherals.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” relates specifically to 64-bit x86 compatible CPUs.
“32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This book is intended for system administrators responsible for installing the Solaris OS. This book provides both of the following types of information.
Advanced Solaris installation planning information for enterprise system administrators who manage multiple Solaris machines in a networked environment
Basic Solaris installation planning information for system administrators who perform infrequent Solaris installations or upgrades
Table P-1 lists documentation for system administrators.
Table P-1 Are You a System Administrator Who is Installing Solaris?
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-2 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-3 Shell Prompts