BigAdmin XPerts has an interesting grab bag of
questions and answers (infrequently asked questions?) about installing Solaris.
"Q: Is the (first) CD necessary or can I use it as a table mat? ;)
A: You can use whichever one accomplishes the task. The Installation CD
takes a while because it must copy a portion of itself over to the
local disk, then reboot to that disk, to allow you to eject the CD and
insert other ones. However, Solaris 8 02/02 now ships on DVD so that
alleviates that particular limitation. In addition, 02/02 also allows
jumpstart installs from the DVD, thereby negating the need for the "1of2"
and "2of2" CDs, or any other extra CD such as the Language CD or Documentation
CD. Until the base distribution grows larger than one DVD, this should
make things easier."
(Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 24, 2002 )
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