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Oracle Solaris 11 Installation FAQ (Doc ID 1401790.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11 11/11 to 11.2 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document collects Frequently Asked Questions about Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Administration tasks.

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Questions and Answers
 Does Oracle Solaris 11 use any of the previous Solaris Operating System Installation Methodologies?  ( e.g. Jumpstart, Live Upgrade, Flash Archive )
 What systems are supported with Solaris 11?
 Is there a LiveCD GUI installer for Oracle Solaris 11 SPARC like  there is for Oracle Solaris 11 x86?
 How come I'm not getting a GUI installer when using the x86 LiveCD ?
 Where can additional information about the Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Options be found?
 Are there system software installation metaclusters in Oracle Solaris 11 like there are in Oracle Solaris 10 and earlier?
 What are the default package installation groups for the Oracle Solaris 11 installers?
 How can I see what group packages are installed on my Oracle Solaris 11 system?
 How can I see what group packages are installed plus those which are available in my configured repository on my Oracle Solaris 11 system?
 How can I see what packages are part of a group package?
 How can I see the details of what packages are installed on a system?
 What is the most minimal Oracle Solaris 11 group/system package installation group?
 Is there any way to add software to Oracle Solaris 11 but not using the pkg command or the IPS Graphical User Interfaces (Package Manager and Update Manager)?
 Can an Oracle Solaris 10 system be upgraded to Oracle Solaris 11?
 How do I upgrade Oracle Solaris 11?
 Is a DHCP server required for network-based Automated Installs (AI)?
 Can you build an AI server with a repository on x86 to support SPARC systems?
 Do I have to setup an install server to use the Automated Installer (AI)?
 In Solaris 10 you couldn't get new features in future new releases just by applying patches. Will that be possible with Solaris 11 and IPS ?
 After updating Oracle Solaris 11 with IPS, will the /etc/release file represent the original installation OS release or the updated OS release?
 Where are the Oracle Solaris 11 installation logs?
 What is the Oracle Solaris 11 installer root password for logging in to troubleshoot a failed installation?
 How do I troubleshoot a failed AI installation?

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