I had previously used the Live Media (ver 11) and understood that any change made would not be saved and so I installed 11 Automated Install, erverything went fine and I then installled GDM and and that went ok. My problem is that I cannot even get the zipped file to stay in the tmp folder, I have tried twice and after rebooting each time the unzipped files have disappeared. Is this because of the GDM? I have not tried ftp and install from the console yet.
Solariss 11.1 is running under VMware Player on a x64 machine.
Solaris has always by default emptied out /tmp at reboot. That is the nature of the "temporary" area. /var/tmp is persistent through reboots, so can be used instead if you want a file to stay around after rebooting.