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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: May 2019

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 https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html. This site also includes USB images that can be used on removable media.

    After you download the image, copy the image to removable media for a USB image or to an accessible file system for an ISO image. For USB images, you can use the dd or the usbcopy command. Here is an example of how to make a copy with the dd command:

    # dd bs=16k conv=sync if=<image path> of=/dev/rdsk/c4t0d0p0

    Note -  To add the usbcopy 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 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.