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Solaris Express Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations
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Create the /etc/netboot Hierarchy

Create the wanclient-1 subdirectories of the /etc/netboot directory on the WAN boot server. The WAN boot installation programs retrieve configuration and security information from this directory during the installation.

wanclient-1 is located on the subnet, and has a client ID of 010003BA152A42. To create the appropriate subdirectory of /etc/netboot for wanclient-1, perform the following tasks.

  • Create the /etc/netboot directory.

  • Change the permissions of the /etc/netboot directory to 700.

  • Change the ownership of the /etc/netboot directory to the owner of the web server process.

  • Assume the same user role as the web server user.

  • Create a subdirectory of /etc/netboot that is named after the subnet (

  • Create a subdirectory of the subnet directory that is named after the client ID.

  • Change the permissions of the /etc/netboot subdirectories to 700.

wanserver-1# cd /
wanserver-1# mkdir /etc/netboot/
wanserver-1# chmod 700 /etc/netboot
wanserver-1# chown nobody:admin /etc/netboot
wanserver-1# exit
wanserver-1# su nobody
nobody# mkdir -p /etc/netboot/
nobody# chmod 700 /etc/netboot/
nobody# chmod 700 /etc/netboot/
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