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

Installing the Solaris Operating System From a JumpStart Server

Note –

Before you begin, build and place on the JumpStartTM server a Solaris image that includes the Intel Ethernet Drivers (e1000g). The Solaris OS does not include e1000g drivers. For more information about JumpStart installations, see the Solaris 10 7/07 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations, 819‐5778.

ProcedureInstall the Solaris Operating System from a JumpStart 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 JumpStart 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 PXE image menu will be displayed if there is more than one image available.

  5. Select the Solaris image to install, if multiple are listed, and press Enter.

  6. The operating system is installed and the workstation reboots when it is complete.

    The following are the log files for the JumpStart installation:

  7. Install drivers as described in Installing Drivers, unless your JumpStart image is configured to preload the drivers.