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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Basic Installations
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1.  Planning for a Solaris Installation From CD or DVD Media (Tasks)

System Requirements and Recommendations

Solaris Installation Program GUI or Text Installer Requirements

General Disk Space Planning and Recommendations

Disk Space Recommendations for Software Groups

Checklist for Installation

Where to Find Additional Installation Information

2.  Installing With the Solaris Installation Program For UFS File Systems (Tasks)

3.  Installing With the Solaris Interactive Text Installer for ZFS Root Pools (Planning and Tasks)


Chapter 1

Planning for a Solaris Installation From CD or DVD Media (Tasks)

This book describes how to use CD or DVD media to install the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on a nonnetworked system. You can install either a UFS-based file system or a ZFS-based root pool.

Note - This chapter provides planning information for installing a UFS root (/) file system and some planning information for a ZFS root pool.

This chapter describes the preparations for completing a successful installation, including the sections described below. The following chapter describes each step in an installation for SPARC systems and an installation for x86 systems.

Note - This book uses the term slice, but some Solaris documentation and programs might refer to a slice as a partition. To avoid confusion, this book distinguishes between fdisk partitions (which are supported only in Solaris for x86 based systems) and the divisions within the Solaris fdisk partition, which might be called slices or partitions.