Indiana Installer prototype
By Dave Miner on Jul 13, 2007
As I promised back on June 19, I've pushed out the changes to the Live Media kit which include hooking up the Dwarf Caiman user interface. If you download the kit, download Solaris Express Community Edition (build 67 works well), build the live image, burn it, boot it, and login as root, you'll have an "Install Solaris" icon on the desktop.
It's still rather rough, since the version of the UI package that I'm using wasn't fully functional at the time I grabbed it. In particular, you must already have a Solaris FDISK partition created, upgrade won't work, and none of the configuration settings the GUI creates will be applied - the first boot will end up running sysidtool to configure the system. Oh, and the root in this version will be on UFS, not ZFS, though if you inspect the dummy_install script in the kit it'll be obvious how you can change it to use ZFS instead.
Now, if you just imagine all the rough spots above fixed, cut the image down to CD size, and add a few enhancements to the UI, you'll see what Project Indiana's installer should look like.