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I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive..

How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install media?

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If you're creating a live OpenSolaris USB disk from Windows, use the following program: http://devzone.sites.pid0.org/OpenSolaris/opensolaris-liveusb-creator

If you're creating one from a unix-y environment, this should do: http://chonan-en.blog.pid0.org/2009/11/how-to-create-opensolaris-live-usb.html

You should be able to install OpenSolaris from a live CD according to OpenSolaris documentation.

(Disclaimer: I'm not an OpenSolaris user, so I may have missed the mark somewhere.)

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Maybe this blog post can be helpful for doing this: https://blogs.oracle.com/clayb/entry/creating_opensolaris_usb_sticks_is

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@alanc Is it just a case of substituting oracle for sun in the blog links ? –  Iain Jul 26 '12 at 7:10
    
@Iain - if the blog is still in place, then for most URL's, yes, blogs.sun.com is simply replaced by blogs.oracle.com. Some former employees had their blogs deleted in the transition; some of the ones who stayed had the username changed to resolve conflicts between existing Sun & Oracle blogs with the same name when the sites merged. If you use an http: prefix then blogs.oracle.com will auto-redirect to https:, so you can change that as well or leave it in place and rely on the redirect. –  alanc Jul 26 '12 at 13:47
    
@alanc: I thought that was the case so I posted this over on mSO hopefully a dev will do something globally. –  Iain Jul 26 '12 at 15:33
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