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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Preconfiguring System Configuration Information (Tasks)

3.  Preconfiguring With a Naming Service or DHCP

Part II Installing Over a Local Area Network

4.  Installing From the Network (Overview)

5.  Installing From the Network With DVD Media (Tasks)

6.  Installing From the Network With CD Media (Tasks)

7.  Patching the Miniroot Image (Tasks)

8.  Installing Over the Network (Examples)

9.  Installing From the Network (Command Reference)

Network Installation Commands

x86: GRUB Menu Commands for Installation

Part III Installing Over a Wide Area Network

10.  WAN Boot (Overview)

11.  Preparing to Install With WAN Boot (Planning)

12.  Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

13.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

14.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Examples)

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Network Installation Commands

The following table describes the commands you use to install Oracle Solaris software over the network and indicates the platform to which the commands apply.

A command that adds network installation information about a system to an install server or boot server from the network. See the add_install_client(1M) man page for more information.
A script that copies the current Oracle Solaris release DVD or CDs to an install server's local disk or copies the boot software to a boot server. See the setup_install_server(1M) man page for more information.
(CD media only) add_to_install_server
A script that copies additional packages within a product tree on the CDs to the local disk on an existing install server. See the add_to_install_server(1M) man page for more information.
A command that enables the mounting of file systems and shows the mounted file systems, including the file system on the Oracle Solaris DVD or Oracle Solaris Software and Oracle Solaris Languages CDs. See the mount(1M) man page for more information.
showmount -e
A command that lists all the shared file systems that are located on a remote host. See the showmount(1M) man page for more information.
prtconf -b
A command for determining a system's platform name, for example, SUNW, Ultra-5_10, or i86pc. You might need the system's platform name when you install the Oracle Solaris software. See the prtconf(1M) man page for more information.
patchadd -C net_install_image
A command to add patches to the files that are located in the miniroot, Solaris_10 /Tools/Boot, on a net installation image of a DVD or CD that is created by setup_install_server. This facility enables you to patch Oracle Solaris installation commands and other miniroot-specific commands. net_install_image is the absolute path name of the net installation image.


Caution - Don't use the patchadd -C command unless you have read the Patch README instructions or have contacted your local Oracle support office.

For more information, see the following references:

An Open Boot PROM command for resetting the system and rebooting the machine. If you boot and see a series of error messages about I/O interrupts, press the Stop and A keys at the same time, and then type reset at the ok or > PROM prompt.
An Open Boot PROM command that displays system information, such as model name, Ethernet address, and memory installed. You can issue this command only at the ok or > PROM prompt.