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Creating a Custom Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Image

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Updated: November 2020

About the Distribution Constructor

The distribution constructor (DC) is a command-line tool for building preconfigured Oracle Solaris images. The tool can build an ISO image as well as a USB image that is based on a generated ISO image. The USB image can work in various types of flash memory devices that have driver support provided by Oracle Solaris.

Depending on the image configuration, ISO or USB images can be bootable. An ISO image can be burned to a CD or DVD while a USB image can be copied to a flash drive.

To copy the USB image to a USB flash drive, you use either the usbcopy command, which is available in the distribution-constructor package, or the dd command.