This chapter described how to prepare for and install the Solaris operating environment on a machine. You learned how to install the Solaris 10 operating environment onto a standalone system using the interactive installation program suninstall. The interactive installation program provides a dialog that allows the system administrator to select software packages and create file systems on the new server.
This chapter also described Software Package Administration, beginning with the methods Sun uses to package their bundled and unbundled operating system software. Then you learned about the tools and methods used to install, verify, and remove these software packages on a Solaris system.
The chapter also explained that occasionally, software deficiencies are discovered and need to be repaired. You learned how to obtain, install, and, if necessary, uninstall software patches.
Now that you understand how to install the Solaris operating environment, the next chapter will describe system startup and shutdown procedures.