Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Linux, OpenSolaris and Solaris Operating System Installation Guide

Installing the OpenSolaris Operating System Using the Automated Installer

If you want to install the OpenSolaris operating system (OS) on multiple client systems on a network, you can use the automated installer (AI) to accomplish that task. The automated installer performs essentially “hands-free” network installations of the OpenSolaris OS.

Before You Begin

ProcedureInstalling the OpenSolaris Operating System From an Automated Install Server

  1. Power cycle the workstation.

  2. Hold down the F8 key until you see the BBS Popup menu.

    This menu allows you to select a boot device.

    Graphic showing BBS Popup menu.
  3. Select a Network: IBA GE Slot entry and press Enter.

    The network card selected must be connected to the network and be accessible by the Automated Install server.

    Note –

    If the network card is properly connected to the network but does not boot, it may be necessary to configure the network card for booting through the workstation's BIOS configuration program.

    The network card boots and after receiving the correct response from the DHCP server, displays the Boot Agent message similar to:

    Intel(R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 build 0.86)
    Copyright(C) 1997-2007, Intel Corporation
    CLIENT MAC ADDR 00 14 4F 29 04 12 GUID FF2000008 FFFF FFFF FFFF 7BDA264F1400
  4. When prompted, press F12 for a network service boot.

    The AI image menu will be displayed. Typically, there should be only one entry, for example:

    OpenSolaris 2009.06 snv_111 X86
  5. Select the OpenSolaris image and press Enter.

    Note –

    The image is selected automatically after a timeout.

    The OpenSolaris OS installation will start and the workstation will reboot when it is complete.