Category Archives: Solaris Install

How I work with IPS repos from the slim_source gate

Oh, how I knew System V packages… Back in the bad old days before ON and slim_source had moved to building only IPS packages, one could pkgadd -d <location> SUNW<package> and easily drop their test code on a machine. Now with the move to IPS packages getting the test code to a machine can be […]

Network Interactions of a Net Booted X86 AI Client

Ever wonder what all the OpenSolaris Automated Installer does and where all the configuration data comes from when net booting an X86 and installing to it?

How to Edit an Automated Installer Manifest with NetBeans

How to edit Automated Installer manifests with NetBeans to gain validation of and documentation on the XML in an AI manifest

How to use ISC DHCP for the OpenSolaris Automated Installer

How to configure the OpenSolaris Automated Installer with the ISC DHCP server

Mercurial Learning

Interesting Mercurial learnings for the slim_source gatelings

Creating OpenSolaris USB Sticks Is Easy!

A question I get asked often is, “How do I create OpenSolaris USB sticks?” Well, it’s super simple, here’s how…

An easier way to dual boot under Indiana

Trying to run fdisk(1) and not quite sure how to invoke it? Here’s a simple graphical launcher.

Lempel Ziv Markov Algorithm and 7-Zip

I’ve found a lot of people are excited by the Lempel-Ziv-Markov-Algorithm, and many are playing with it through the 7-Zip archiver, however, it seems there’s some confusion about where one ends and the other starts. I hope to explain my understanding of the two for those who are interested, and to ensure I understand it coherently as well!

Removing AdminTool and replacing what’s left with a very small shell script

Once the mighty end-all of patch checking, a very useful command showing ELF information, and a convenient way of getting a system’s OpenWindows version, now just a small shell script: showrev(1M).