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Note: These pages have been imported from the OmniTI wiki and are in the process of being converted.
Information here may not yet be correct for the Community Edition.

Preparing Release Media

How to make the release images. If any of these are created, all should be created so that we remain consistent.


Kayak builds require a global zone with no non-global zones configured. As of r151022 Kayak now generates ALL of the OmniOS release media.

Check out the [source], ensuring that it is the branch matching the release you’re building for, install gnu-make, cdrtools, and if this isn’t the first time you’ve make Kayak media on this host:

# zfs destroy -R rpool/kayak_image
# zfs create rpool/kayak_image

Then (as root or with sudo):

# gmake install-usb

The install-usb target is dependent on all of the other media. When you are done, you will see:

file purpose
/rpool/kayak_image/miniroot.gz The PXE boot miniroot that also forms the ISO/USB miniroot
/rpool/kayak_image/kayak_$RELEASE.zfs.bz2 The compressed ZFS send stream that Kayak installers spray onto a new rpool
/rpool/kayak_image/$RELEASE.iso The ISO image for the Kayak Interactive Installer
/rpool/kayak_image/$RELEASE.usb-dd The USB stick image (using dd(1) for the Kayak Interactive Installer

Publishing Media Files

Copy the media files to the webserver, placing them in the media directory. Don’t forget to update symlinks.