by Carla Schroder
This here article which I wrote my own self, and now shamelessly tout, has some good links for getting up and running:
Tip of the Trade: BeleniX
|I have installed Solaris versions 2.6, 7, 8 and 10 on Sparc and UltraSparc, and versions 7 and 10 on Intel, and I found the installation procedure to be fairly straightforward and unremarkable. The fact of the matter is that Solaris is designed as a robust server or scientific computing platform, and is designed to be installed on systems that have some amount of planning and purpose. The live CD is useful for confirming device-driver availability and compatibility, as well as for demonstrations and prototyping, but Solaris has never been designed as something to be casually tossed into a spare machine in the corner.|
Carla, I've got to agree this is very cool. Thanks for posting.
Installing Solaris on a machine without a CD-ROM is really quite trivial, all you need is to set up is an install server (not a major under-taking, it revolves around the "add_install_server" and "add_install_client" scripts, and is pretty straight-forward, and hasn't changed in the last few years... Now, the original poster indicated that he couldn't put the machine "on the net" until it was hardened - fine, all you need to do in that case is keep both the install server and the machine to have Solaris installed on it on their own "private" network, which could be as simple as a Cat5e crossover cable or 10/100 switch with at least two or more ports...