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Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

How to Erase Your Boot Hard Disk

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

Installing Solaris OS

Solaris OS Installation Task Map

Choosing an Installation Method

Obtaining Solaris 11 Documentation

Obtaining Solaris 10 Documentation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Solaris OS Installation

Creating a Virtual Disk

Before installing the operating system, you must create a virtual disk on your server. To create this virtual disk, you must interrupt the server's boot-up process by pressing Control-H when the LSI banner appears.

Creating a virtual disk erases the contents of the disk.

Note - Virtual disks can also be created from the MegaRAID software (which is installed through the supplemental drivers on the Tools and Drivers DVD), but should not be used for installing the operating system.

See How to Create a Virtual Disk.