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# 1  
Old 09-17-2009
How to install Solaris 10 via NFS?

Friends,
I have systemA with Solaris 10 installed. I want to install Solaris 10 in another system, systemB, which has a CD drive, but does not have a DVD drive.
So, I mounted the dvd drive of systemA to /DVD and shared it via NFS and put the Solaris 10 installation DVD into it.
3.Now I went to system B and put the Solaris 10 bootable CD (1st CD) and followed the instructions.. But, I want to install it via the NFS method where systemA is the NFS server which provides the installation files. How to do this....please help.
# 2  
Old 09-17-2009
# 3  
Old 09-18-2009
hi ilikecows,

actually, in linux, (rhel5) during installation, it would ask which method of installation do you want? if I say, nfs, it would search for installation images from an NFS server. This is what I am actually expecting from Solaris.
That is, put the boot CD in client, and it shuld ask me which method of installation, if I say NFS, it should look for shared directory (which contains installation images) from the NFS server. Is this possible in Solaris...
Is jumpstart the only way to achieve this...???
# 4  
Old 09-19-2009
As far as I know jumpstart is the only way to do it. Its worth the time and effort to learn jumpstart. It is a very powerful tool if you install Solaris a lot or are installing it on a large jumper of machines. Using jumpstart with flash archives can make an installation almost entirely automated with the exception of booting the machine from the network.
# 5  
Old 09-20-2009
thank u.
# 6  
Old 09-24-2009
No NFS... Use only jumpstart to install from a network
# 7  
Old 09-24-2009
Solaris can be installed over NFS, FTP or HTTP but you first need to create a flash archive.

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