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Installing Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: April 2019
 
 

What to Do If Your System Boots in Console Mode

If your system's graphics card is not supported by Live Media or your system does not have a graphics card, the system boots in console mode when you insert the media. In this case, you cannot perform a GUI installation.

How to Install Oracle Solaris From Live Media If Your System Boots in Console Mode

Before You Begin

For this procedure, two networked systems are required: the system on which Live Media was booted (target system) and a remote system from which the installation will be performed. Both systems must have network access. The two systems do not have to be on the same subnet. However, the target system must be reachable from the remote system. Also, the remote system must be running an OS that supports a graphical desktop.

  1. On the system to be installed, insert the media, then boot the system.
  2. At the console login, type the default login and password.

    The default user login and password for Oracle Solaris is jack.

  3. Become the root user.
    $ su root
    Password: solaris

    The root password is solaris.

  4. Enable the service for the ssh remote login program.
    # svcadm enable ssh:default
  5. Display the IP address that is assigned by DHCP to the target system.
    # ifconfig -a
  6. On the remote system, open a terminal window, then type:
    $ ssh -X IP-address-of-target -l jack

    where IP-address-of-target is the output of the ifconfig –a command that you ran on the target system.

    Running this command on the remote system opens a secure shell, enabling you to access the target system to use the GUI installer.

  7. Assume the root role.
    $ su root
    Password: solaris
  8. Run the GUI installer:
    # /usr/bin/gui-install

    Note -  Installer graphic display might be imperfect using this method.
  9. After the installation completes, reboot the target system.