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This chapter provided techniques to augment a CD-ROM-based installation with the services and behaviors provided by a JumpStart server. The techniques provided here are suitable to situations when a hands-free Solaris OE installation is necessary but when a JumpStart server cannot be used.

This chapter also detailed a procedure to create a bootable installation CD, examined the structure of a bootable Solaris OE CD, and provided specifics on the modification of the installation behaviors.

Additionally, this chapter examined the startup processing performed by the miniroot and the use of the miniroot as a platform for recovery operations. The chapter described methods and techniques to augment the startup processing to provide a framework for recovering a system. Also described were techniques for adding tools to the client's boot image.

Finally, the chapter examined the constraints of the miniroot and techniques for working within these constraints.

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