Content Cluster: Understanding the Local Boot Option of the Automated Installer in Oracle Solaris 11 Express
By rickramsey on Dec 20, 2010
I really don't care that the Chevy Volt won several Car of the Year awards. I'd rather stare at cool cars that are impossible to live with, like the flat-painted Bonnie above.
When it comes to installing Solaris 11 Express, you have lots of choices. Here's a few resources to help you understand one of the installation options: the bootable automated installer.
Scott Dickson explains how a bootable automated installer helps you boot Solaris from your location of choice without having to set up an install server.
First chapter in the Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide. Describes what the automated installer is and what it does, and provides guidance for using it.
Chapter 8 of the Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide. Describes how the automated installer can boot from media instead of the install server. Provides system requirements and detailed instructions.
In his latest blog, Scott Dickson explains how he configured the automated installer so he could boot Solaris 11 Express directly from a repository without having to go to the trouble of setting up the install server on the net.
Enjoy tonight's rare lunar eclipse. Go pagan.