For Intel architecure
You will need a Solaris (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration
Assistant Boot Diskette. You boot from this disk and after the hardware
discovery, it will ask you if you want to perform a custom jumpstart
This can be downloaded from
* If you have installed Solaris 8 on the system previously,
a boot diskette is not needed. You can start the boot process
by entering the Device Configuration Assistant at the beginning
of the secondary boot.
Once in the Configuration Assistant has probed the devices
on the machine, it will ask you to select the device from
which to boot. Select Net and the machine will proceed to
discover it's network address.
Finally, the Configuration Assistant will ask what type of
Jumpstart to perform, in the following menu:
Select the type of installation you want to perform:
1 Solaris Interactive
2 Custom Jumpstart
Enter the number of your choice followed the the key.
If you enter anything else, or if you wait for 30 seconds,
an interactive installation will be started.