Solaris 10 Installation Guide for IBM BladeCenter Servers

ProcedureHow to Create a DVD ISO Image

  1. On the network installation server or boot server, become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Change directories and run the mkisofs command to create a bootable iso9660 file system installation image.

    # cd /new-install-dir-path
    # mkisofs -o /tmp-dir/solaris-image.iso -b boot/grub/stage2_eltorito -c .catalog \
    -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -relaxed-filenames -N \
    -allow-leading-dots -l -r -J -d -D -V SOL_10_U3MOD /new-install-dir-path

    Specifies the directory that is used to temporarily store the DVD image. Note that you need a minimum of 4 GB of free disk space.

    For information about how to access the mkisofs(1M) man page, see the cdrw(1) man page.

  3. Copy the ISO image to the DVD burning computer. To burn the DVD, type:

    # cdrw -iC /tmp-dir/solaris-image.iso

    For more information about the cdrw command, see the cdrw(1) man page.

    To begin the installation, proceed to Step 5 of How to Perform an Installation of the Solaris 10 8/07 or the Solaris 10 11/06 OS on the IBM BladeCenter LS21, LS41, and HS21 Servers.

See Also

For more information about installing the Solaris OS from DVD, see Performing an Installation With the Solaris Installation Program on IBM BladeCenter Servers (Stand-Alone).