Before You Begin
Ensure that your role has the appropriate rights profiles to perform this procedure. See Using Rights Profiles to Install Oracle Solaris.
Make sure to download the image that corresponds to the client platform on which the OS will be installed.
In the following example, the downloaded image is mounted so you can copy the manifest to a target file for viewing.
$ /usr/sbin/mount -o ro -F hsfs /tmp/sol-11_4-20-ai-x86.iso /mnt $ cp /mnt/auto_install/manifest/default.xml /home/username/custom.xml $ umount /mnt
If the system does not have any Oracle Solaris installed, use the dd command. For example:
# dd bs=16k conv=sync if=image-path of=/dev/rdsk/disk
If the system with the downloaded image has an existing Oracle Solaris installation, you can use the usbcopy command instead of ddu, provided that the pkg:/install/distribution-constructor package has also been installed.
Choose one of the following boot methods depending on your system's platform.
To boot using the default AI manifest:
ok> boot media - install
To boot using a customized manifest:
ok> boot media - install aimanifest=prompt
At the prompt, specify the manifest's path in the HTTP server, such as http://example.com/custom.xml.
To boot without installing for troubleshooting purposes:
ok> boot media
Select ttya to send output to COM1 or ttyb to send output to COM2.
The installation begins. After the operation, the SCI Tool prompts you for added configuration information.