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I am looking for the simplest way to install Oracle Enterprise Linux (from DVD image) on a Sun Fire X4270 M2 (which does not have a DVD/CD drive). I don't have kickstart infrastructure, and our jumpstart is only for Solaris, but I assume it will have to be a network based install.

I'm really lazy. I'm really lazy to replace a perfectly good operating system with one that I consider inferior. If I could, I would leave Solaris installed - I far prefer it too. Any ideas?

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I agree with the idea that laziness (properly channeled) is a virtue for sysadmins. However, bitching about OSes and what you've been asked to do isn't a winning strategy here. – mfinni Jan 19 '11 at 14:44
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Rip the CD to ISO then use ILOM virtual media to install.

Side note: explaining how lazy you are isn't going to score points with the SysAdmins here.

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I'll look into that. I find the best sysadmins are surely the laziest. – Shaun Dewberry Jan 19 '11 at 13:33
I kinda gotta agree. Constructive laziness is the mother of automation. – mfinni Jan 19 '11 at 14:43
@mfinni, perhaps confusing laziness for a proper appreciation of efficiently applied effort? ;) – Chris S Jan 19 '11 at 14:55
Tomato, tomato. – mfinni Jan 19 '11 at 15:59
Forgive my crude wording. I have subsequently improved it. (A little) – Shaun Dewberry Jan 21 '11 at 9:21

Use a portable USB DVD unit. Or as mentioned above, the ILOm interface.

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