Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

ProcedureSPARC: To Perform an Installation or Upgrade With the Custom JumpStart Program

  1. If the system is part of a network, ensure that an Ethernet connector or similar network adapter is attached to your system.

  2. If you are installing a system that is connected through a tip(1) line, ensure that your window display is at least 80 columns wide and 24 rows long.

    To determine the current dimensions of your tip window, use the stty(1) command.

  3. If you are using the system's DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive to install the Solaris software, insert the Solaris Operating System for SPARC Platforms DVD or the Solaris Software for SPARC Platforms - 1 CD in the drive.

  4. If you are using a profile diskette, insert the profile diskette in the system's diskette drive.

  5. Boot the system.

    • If the system is new, out–of–the–box, turn on the system.

    • If you want to install or upgrade an existing system, shut down the system. At the ok prompt, type the appropriate options for the boot command. The syntax of the boot command is the following.

      ok boot [cd–dvd|net] - install [url|ask] options

      For example, if you type the following command, the OS is installed over the network by using a JumpStart profile.

      ok boot net - install

      For a description of the boot command options, see the following table.

    SPARC only –

    The system checks hardware and system components and your SPARC based system boots. Booting lasts several minutes.

  6. If you did not preconfigure system information in the sysidcfg file, when prompted, answer the questions about system configuration.

  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.

    When the JumpStart program finishes installing the Solaris software, the system reboots automatically.

    After the installation is finished, installation logs are saved in a file. You can find the installation logs in the following directories:

    • /var/sadm/system/logs

    • /var/sadm/install/logs