Solaris jumpstart from a Linux server

I was asked to revive an old Sun Fire V120 server and install Solaris 10 on it for some Oracle tests. The server is in a server room a couple kilometers away — I could indeed drive there, put the DVD in the drive and install it that way but I found me too lazy to lift my bottom. Instead I decided to give a Solaris Jumpstart installation a try. I never did it before so I started googling — most tutorials explained how to setup Jumpstart server on Solaris but I didn’t have another Solaris available in that subnet. Only some Linux boxes. So I kept on googling, found some hints but not a complete tutorial on doing a Solaris Jumpstart installation from a Linux server. Following the break is my take on the How-To.

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