re:
 how is this valuable?  'Delete' and 'zonecfg' are very lightweight 
True.  I guess I just wanted to avoid the cfg file steps. (lazy)
What I'd really like is to be able to "flash archive" and create a "template" zone. 
And then pull it out (flash a zone) and have a fresh zone to work with.
(Or whatever other method would speed up the install:
 -- Initializing package <435> of <1059>: percent complete: 41%        

Russ

Jeff Victor wrote On 07/17/06 02:38 PM,:
Russ Petruzzelli wrote:
  
Ordinarily to  remove a zone, it says to:
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Step1: zoneadm -z ps-eng6-zoneX halt
Step2: zoneadm -z ps-eng6-zoneX uninstall
Step3: zonecfg -z ps-eng6-zoneX delete

but I just want to lay down a new OS in my zone.
Can I just do it this way (skipping deleting the zone)?:
Step1: zoneadm -z ps-eng6-zoneX halt
Step2: zoneadm -z ps-eng6-zoneX uninstall
Step3: zoneadm -z ps-eng6-zoneX install
Step4: zoneadm -z ps-eng6-zoneX boot

    

Yes, although I suggest checking the status of the zone after the 'uninstall'. It 
should be 'configured'. Any other status may indicate failure of the 
uninstallation process.

Just curious: how is this valuable?  'Delete' and 'zonecfg' are very lightweight 
steps.


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