Draft/Beta-Cookbook: Creating Solaris 10 Operating Environment Multiboot Laptop Part I

The following is dated material but gives basic list of steps and my responses I used when I installed Nevada 45 (NV45) on my laptop.


First thing I did of course was to burn myself a DVD of NV45.

Then I put the NV45 DVD in my laptop and booted the DVD and from the grub menu I selected the "Solaris" and hit "ENTER".

Next I selected "1" for the Solaris Interactive (default install)

Then I pressed "ENTER" to accept the proposed configuration.

For select a language I chose "1. English"

Select "Non-networked"

Give laptop a hostname

Select "Use the NFSv4 domain derived by system"

Select Time Zone "Geographic Continent/Country/Region"

Select "Americas"

Select "United States"

Select "Central Time"

Enter Time and Date

Enter a root password

Confirm Information

Then for the "Installer Option" accept defaults and click on "Next"

Specify Media and select "CD/DVD"

Accept License

Select "Initial Install"

Select "Custom Install"

Select "North America"

For System Locale select "en_US.ISO8859-15"

For Select Product take the default and just click on "Next"

For Addition Products take the default and select "None"

For Select Solaris Software Group take default and select "Entire Group"

For Disk Selection take the default c0d0(bootdisk) and click on "Next"

For Select Disk for FDISK Partition Customization select c0d0 and click on "Next"

I laid out my disk as follows and I have an 80GB disk

Partition 1 is my W2K and is 12 GB the rest of the disk I assigned to Partition 2 which is Solaris

When asked to preseve data I selected "No"

For Lay Out File Systems I selected "Modify"

For c0d0 I performed the following for my Solaris Partition:

/ 10001 MB (This is my root file system for this instance of Solaris OE)

SWAP 2048 MB (SWAP)

/nv 10001 MB (This is a slice I will use for another NV instance)

/tx 10001 MB (This is a slice I will use for a Trusted Extentions instance)

/zfs 8001 MB (This will be a ZFS filesystem)

/zfs2 8001 (This will be a ZFS filesystem

/export 8221 MB (This will be my export data slice that I will eventually use mount between to which ever SolarisOE instance I am booting)

When prompted at the Ready to Install Menu, review to ensure disk is laid out as you expect it to be, if it is then click on "Install Now"

After system has installed all packages the system will automatically reboot. Since the DVD is still in the DVD ROM drive the laptop will try and boot off the DVD again, so ensure remove the DVD and reboot laptop manually.

When system comes up login as root and you will see that all the slices you created (ie. /nv,/tx,/zfs, etc...) will all be mounted.

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