Solaris 9 Installation Guide

To Create a Boot Server on a Subnet With a DVD Image

  1. On the system you intend to make the boot server for the subnet, log in and become superuser.

    The system must have access to a remote Solaris 9 disc image, which is normally the install server. If you use a name service, the system should also be in a name service. If you do not use a name service, you must distribute information about this system by following your site's policies.

  2. Mount the Solaris 9 DVD from the install server.

    # mount -F nfs -o ro server_name:path /mnt


    Is the install server name and absolute path to the disc image 

  3. Create a directory for the boot image.

    #  mkdir -p boot_dir_path


    Specifies the directory where the boot software is to be copied 

  4. Change to the Tools directory on the Solaris 9 DVD image.

    # cd /mnt/Solaris_9/Tools
  5. Copy the boot software to the boot server.

    # ./setup_install_server -b boot_dir_path


    Specifies to set up the system as a boot server 


    Specifies the directory where the boot software is to be copied 

    Note –

    The setup_install_server command indicates whether you have enough disk space available for the images. To determine available disk space, use the df -kl command.

  6. Change directories to root (/).

    # cd /
  7. Unmount the installation image.

    # umount /mnt

    You are now ready to set up systems to be installed from the network. See Adding Systems to Be Installed From the Network With a DVD Image.

Example 11–5 Creating a Boot Server on a Subnet (DVD)

The following example illustrates how to create a boot server on a subnet. These commands copy the boot software from the Solaris 9 DVD image to /export/home/s9dvdsparc on the local disk of a boot server named crystal.

# mount -F nfs -o ro crystal:/export/home/s9dvdsparc /mnt 
# mkdir -p  /export/home/s9dvdsparc
# cd /mnt/Solaris_9/Tools
# ./setup_install_server -b /export/home/s9dvdsparc
# cd /
# umount /mnt