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Notes for installing Solaris 10

These notes won’t be of too much use to anyone but me, I’m putting them here so that I can refer to them later on when I need to…

Install a minimal system. Once installed, find where the CDROM is by

iostat -En

in the case of the VM I was using, it was on c0t0d0

mount the CDROM (the Solaris 10 installation disc)
mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /mnt/cdrom/
cd /mnt/cdrom/Solaris_10/Product/

If the cdrom has been mounded by the automounter (vold) the packages will be located at /cdrom/sol_10_1009_x86/Solaris_10/Product/

install vold, ssh, wget, bash, man pages, java:

vold (automounts the cdrom)
pkgadd -d . SUNWvolr SUNWvolu
pkgadd -d . SUNWsshcu SUNWsshdr SUNWsshdu SUNWsshr SUNWsshu
pkgadd -d . SUNWwgetr SUNWwgetu
man pages
pkgadd -d . SUNWman SUNWdoc
pkgadd -d . SUNWj5rt SUNWj5dev SUNWj5cfg SUNWj5man SUNWj5dmo

generate ssh host keys: /lib/svc/method/sshd -c
enable and start sshd: svcadm enable ssh && svcadm restart ssh
unmount the cdrom, and enable vold
svcadm restart volfs
I think this may only be needed in the VM that I’m using as the virtual CDROM is actually disconnected from the machine when I eject it.

Mirror the root disk with zfs mirroring

Use format to check the installed disks

Format the second disk (c1t0d0s0) properly:
sudo format
(choose fdisk)
(create 100% Standard Solaris Partition over the full Disk)

Install the disk toc/partition map off the boot disk
sudo -s
prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2 | fmthard -s - /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2

(NOTE: it’s slice 2 (s2)! on BOTH Disks)

Attach the second disk to the ZFS Root Pool:
sudo zpool attach -f rpool c1t0d0s0 c1t1d1s0

Install the GRUB boot loader to the second disk:
installgrub -m /boot/grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage2 /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s0
If you’re running on SPARC, use the installboot command instead
installboot -F zfs /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/zfs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s0

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