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 https://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 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
To add the usbcopy utility to your system, install the pkg:/install/distribution-constructor package.
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 Text Installations.
Verify that you have all of the necessary device drivers.
See Ensuring That You Have the Proper Device Drivers.
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.