The total automation of Jumpstart

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Old 07-10-2011
The total automation of Jumpstart

I am trying to create a total hands-free jumpstart. I have set up a jumpstart server, guajome-dome, and am trying to load a client, 'gregory'. The client, which will be an NIS client, loads, but I am still answering questions during the install. I would like this to be simply type "boot net - install" and come back to find the machine loaded. I have eveything loaded and exported on guajome-dome, Here are my rules and sysidcfg files:

hostname gregory - gregory


network_interface=primary {primary
protocol_ivp6=no netmask=}

The first question I am asked is relating to Timezone. As far as I can tell that is spelled out, does it go in the rules file? BTW, what is the difference between the rules file and the sysidcfg? It seems they both contain similar info. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2011
this makes jumpstart a lot easier:

Home - Jumpstart Enterprise Toolkit -
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Old 07-10-2011
I did see that through searching past posts. This is just a small test setup, nothing production. I am actually studying for the Solaris Admin exam and trying to get through that.
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Old 07-10-2011
the toolkit uses flawless jumpstart and prepares the files for you from templates... so, use the templates to create the jumpstart client and check out the created files...
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Old 07-10-2011
OK, thank you.
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Old 07-11-2011
If it is prompting for something then it probably means your sysidconfig location is not proper in bootparams or the keywords in sysidconfig file are wrong..
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Old 07-11-2011
time zone key is one word.

sysidcfg file is like an answer file for the information that are prompted during interactive install.

Last edited by tamitot; 07-11-2011 at 10:35 AM.. Reason: spelling mistake
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