How to Prepare for a GUI Installation
Complete the actions in this procedure before performing a GUI installation.
If you do not have Live Media, download the Live Media ISO image.
To download the Oracle Solaris Live Media ISO image, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html.
Alternately, 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
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
Check the requirements and limitations for running the installer on your system.
Verify that your system meets all of the necessary system requirements.
See System Requirements for Live Media and
Verify that you have all of the necessary device drivers.
See Ensuring That You Have the Proper
If you are installing multiple operating systems, set up the required environment.
Review the specifications in Preparing a
System for Installing Multiple Operating Systems.
Back up your system.
If you want to partition your system prior to the installation, see Partitioning Your System.
See How to Perform a GUI Installation.