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7.3 SunOS 5.X

7.3.7 Setting Up an Install Server

An install server provides boot service for other machines for installing Solaris 2.X. If your CDROM drive is not directly attached to the machine you're upgrading you might want to set up an install server on the machine with the CDROM. You could also copy the CDROM to a hard disk on the install server. If you take the former route there's only a small temporary space required on the server, about 150 Kbytes per kernel architecture. Copying all of Solaris 2.X onto hard disk requires approximately 320 Mbytes of space. To copy the contents of the CDROM to disk do the following:

# mkdir /cdrom
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /cdrom -on a 2.X server
# mount -t hsfs -r /dev/sr0 /cdrom -on a 4.1.X server
# cd /cdrom
# ./setup_install_server /export/install -or another install directory

From then on you can use /export/install, or the specified install directory, in place of the CDROM.

After the client boots from the server installation proceeds as it would for a local installation. - Server at 4.1 or 4.1.1 - Server at 4.1.X (or after installing the rr extensions above) - Server at 2.X - Booting the Client

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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