SUMMARY: Solaris 10 Jumpstart can you disable Java and widowing system

From: James Rippas <>
Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 - 10:23:45 EDT
Many thanks for the responses on this.

I wanted to be able to jumpstart a solaris 10 host without Java and
the windowing environment starting.

1) To jumpstart w/out windowing use either "install nowin" or "install w" as in:

boot net install - nowin

2) The java solution is not as pretty but I was able to disable java
from starting during jumpstart by editing the following file:


The bits that startup java are found below, I was able to comment out
this section of code and disable java from loading:

# Install java into /tmp/root if java not already installed and
# we have enough virtual memory
#if [ ! -x /usr/bin/java -a $PHYSMEM -ge $MIN_JAVA_INSTALL_PHYSMEM ] ; then
 # install_debug scripts "Have enough physical memory to install java:
# if [ -d /cdrom/Solaris_*/Product ] ; then
# echo "Setting up Java. Please wait..."
# install_debug scripts "Applying Java to miniroot..."
# create_admin /tmp/admin.$$

# OUTFILE=`install_debug_file scripts`

# /usr/sbin/pkgadd -n -R /tmp/root -d /cdrom/Solaris_*/Product \
# -a /tmp/admin.$$ SUNWj5rt >> ${OUTFILE:=/dev/null} 2>&1
# else
# install_debug scripts "Didn't find /cdrom/Solaris_*/Product"
# fi
# install_debug scripts "Don't have enough physical memory to install
java: ${PHYSMEM}"

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From: James Rippas <>
Date: Jun 8, 2007 8:38 AM
Subject: Solaris 10 Jumpstart can you disable Java and widowing system

I'm jumpstarting Solaris 10 hosts using DHCP.  These are headless
servers, no keyboard only a console attached.  During jumpstart  I
notice the following messages on the console:

Setting up Java. Please wait...
 Extracting windowing system. Please wait...

Is it possible to disable Java and the windowing system for
character-based installs?  There is no _problem_, I'm just looking to
save time during the install

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