Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

Procedurex86: To Copy the Boot Software to a Diskette

Note –

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.

  1. Log in as superuser on an x86 based system to which a diskette drive is attached.

  2. 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.

  3. 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
  4. Insert a blank diskette or a diskette that can be overwritten in the diskette drive.

  5. Notify Volume Manager to check for new media.

    # volcheck
  6. Format the diskette:

    Caution – Caution –

    Formatting erases all data on the diskette.

    # fdformat -d -U
  7. Copy the file to the diskette.

    # dd if=d1_image of=/vol/dev/aliases/floppy0 bs=36k
  8. Eject the diskette by typing eject floppy at the command line, and then manually ejecting the diskette from the drive.

Continuing the Installation

To install the Solaris OS over the network, see Solaris 10 3/05 for x86: To Boot the Client Over the Network (DVD).