When installing Oracle Solaris software, consider the following information:
The installer on the Live Media ISO image is for x86 platforms only.
If you are installing Oracle Solaris on a system that will have more than one operating system installed in it, you can partition your disk during the installation process.
Note the following:
The installer uses GPT formatting when installing onto a whole disk or an unformatted disk. However, existing GPT partitions or DOS partitions are retained by default and displayed by the installer, so you can retain and install into an existing partition. For more information, see Guidelines for Partitioning a System During an Interactive Installation.
In this release, Oracle Solaris for the x86 platform installs the new version of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB 2). For information more about GRUB 2, see Introducing GRUB 2 in Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris 11.3 Systems.
If you prefer, you can use a third-party or open–source partitioning tool to create a new partition or make adjustments to pre–existing partitions prior to an installation. See Guidelines for Partitioning a System Prior To Installation.
In this release, you can use the GUI installer to install the Oracle Solaris operating system onto an iSCSI target if the iSCSI target can act as a boot disk and if the system has the necessary support for iSCSI booting.
If your system supports autodiscovery of iSCSI disks, the installer provides that option. Alternately, you can manually enter values to specify the iSCSI target in the installation screens.
The GUI installer cannot upgrade your operating system. However, after you have installed the Oracle Solaris operating system, you can update all of the packages on your system that have available updates by using the Image Packaging System. See Adding and Updating Software in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
The GUI installer can perform an initial installation on the whole disk or on an Oracle Solaris x86 partition on the disk.
Caution - The installation overwrites all of the software and data on the targeted device.