re-preinstall installs the JumpStart software (preinstall boot image) on a system, so you
can power-on the system and have it automatically install the Solaris software (perform a JumpStart installation on the system). When you turn on a re-preinstalled system, the system looks for the JumpStart software on the system's default boot disk. All new SPARC systems have the
JumpStart software already preinstalled. The XX in Solaris_XX is the version number of the Solaris release being used.
You can use the re-preinstall command in several ways. The most common way is to run re-preinstall on a system to install the JumpStart software on its own default boot disk. This is useful if you want to restore a system to its original factory conditions.
(See the first procedure described in EXAMPLES.)
You can also run re-preinstall on a system to install JumpStart software on any attached disk (non-boot disk). After you install the JumpStart software on a disk, you can move the disk to a different system and perform a JumpStart installation on the different system. (See
the second procedure described in EXAMPLES.)
re-preinstall creates a standard file system on the specified target-slice (usually slice 0), and re-preinstall makes sure there is enough space on the target-slice for the JumpStart software. If sufficient
space is not available, re-preinstall fails with the following message:
re-preinstall: target-slice too small xx Megabytes required
You can use the format(1M) command to create sufficient space on the target-slice for the JumpStart software.