> Sorry again for this newbie question. I have never installed Solaris before (only used it).
> After having downloaded the x86 vesion of Solaris I pasted the parts successfully
> into an iso archive.
> The resulting ISO archive looks (syntactically) good when I peek into it.
> However I would have expected to find something like an "autorun" or "setup.exe"
> on this DVD (similar to the - sorry - Windows world) but do not.
> When I burn this ISO archive on a DVD and boot the target computer this target computer will not
> know what do do with this Solaris stuff.
> How do I boot and install Solaris (on a x86 system) with such a DVD?
autorun and setup.exe are features of Windows! There are no direct
equivalents that I'm aware of.
Boot the system from the first CD or from the DVD. The CD or DVD
contains a minimum Solaris system which then executes the install
procedure. YOu will be asked to supply information about your network
address, network mask, gateway address, Domain Name Server addresses,
your timezone, a root password, etc, etc.
Visit http://docs.sun.com/ follow the links to Solaris 10 documentation
and further to the installation documentation. You can read it on line
or download and print a PDF file. You can skip over the "Jumpstart"
stuff; that's for people installing several systems.