Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Systems

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Updated: July 2014

How to Prepare for a Text Installation

Complete the actions in this procedure before you perform a text installation.

  1. If you do not have the text installer image, download the image.

    To download the Oracle Solaris text installer ISO image, go to

    Note -  If you want to burn the image to a USB flash drive, download a USB image.

    After you download the image, copy the image to removable media such as a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

    Note -  For USB images, you need the usbcopy utility in order to copy the image to a USB flash drive. To add this utility to your system, install the pkg:/install/distribution-constructor package.
  2. Check the requirements and limitations for running the installer on your system.
    1. Verify that your system meets all of the necessary system requirements.

      See System Requirements for Live Media and Text Installations.

    2. Verify that you have all of the necessary device drivers.

      See Ensuring That You Have the Proper Device Drivers.

  3. If you are installing multiple operating systems, set up the required environment.
    1. Review the specifications in Preparing a System for Installing Multiple Operating Systems.
    2. Back up your system.
    3. If you want to partition your system prior to the installation, review the guidelines in Chapter 2, Preparing for the Installation.

      In particular, if you are planning to set up and install Oracle Solaris on a partition or slice and have not done so yet, review the information in Guidelines for Partitioning a System Prior To Installation.

Next Steps

See How to Perform a Text Installation.