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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

usbcopy(8)

Name

usbcopy - Utility for deploying Oracle Solaris USB install media

Synopsis

/usr/bin/usbcopy image

Description

The usbcopy command enables users to deploy removable USB stick with Oracle Solaris USB install image created by Distribution Constructor. The USB stick can later be used to install Oracle Solaris OS.

The usbcopy command supports deployment of both SPARC and x86 install images. The deployment process is platform independent. For example, SPARC install image can be deployed on both SPARC and x86 machines. During the operation, data written to the USB stick is verified, thus broken USB sticks are detected.


Note - You must assume the root role or have root privileges to run the usbcopy command.

Operands

image

Path to the USB install image

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0

Command successful.

1

An error occurred.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
install/distribution-constructor

See Also

distro_const(8)

Warnings

The USB stick is reformatted during the operation, therefore all the previous data is lost.

On Solaris 11.4 systems, you can only use usbcopy to create bootable USB images of Oracle Solaris 11.1 or greater. This has to do with the fact that Oracle Solaris 11.1 and greater use GRUB 2.