For the Solaris 10 3/05 release, the Solaris 10 3/05 Device Configuration Assistant enables you to perform various hardware configuration and booting tasks. The Solaris 10 3/05 Device Configuration Assistant image is found in the Tools directory of either the Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms DVD or the Solaris 10 Software for x86 Platforms - 2 CD.
Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release, the Solaris 10 3/05 Device Configuration Assistant is not included with the Solaris OS.
You must create a boot diskette under either the following circumstances.
Your client system does not support booting from the network.
You do not have a DHCP server on your network that supports network installations.
Use the following procedure to copy the boot image to a 3.5 diskette.
You can boot directly from DVD or CD media or by using a net image with PXE. For information on these methods of booting, see x86: Overview of Booting and Installing Over the Network With PXE.
This procedure assumes that the system is running Volume Manager. If you are not using Volume Manager to manage diskettes and discs, refer to System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems for detailed information about managing removable media without Volume Manager.
Log in as superuser on an x86 based system to which a diskette drive is attached.
On the system with the DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive, insert the Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms DVD or the Solaris 10 Software for x86 Platforms - 2 CD in the drive.
The Volume Manager mounts the disc.
Change to the directory that contains the boot image.
For DVD media, type:
# cd /cdrom/sol_10_x86/s2/Solaris_10/Tools
For CD media, type:
# cd /cdrom/sol_10_x86/Solaris_10/Tools
Insert a blank diskette or a diskette that can be overwritten in the diskette drive.
Notify Volume Manager to check for new media.
Formatting erases all data on the diskette.
# fdformat -d -U
Copy the file to the diskette.
# dd if=d1_image of=/vol/dev/aliases/floppy0 bs=36k
Eject the diskette by typing eject floppy at the command line, and then manually ejecting the diskette from the drive.
To install the Solaris OS over the network, see Booting and Installing the System From the Network With a CD Image.