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h1. SmartOS Clean Re-install

SmartOS can be re-installed clean on a previously used system after removing the old persistent zpool made by the SmartOS installer. installation script.
This zpool is named "zones" by default.

{note}Migrate all important ZFS snapshots, VM datasets, KVM images, /usbkey/config NIC settings, or persistent SMF scripts that you want to keep onto another system. This procedure WILL DESTROY all the persistent information stored in ZFS on the system.
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Migrate all important ZFS snapshots, VM datasets, KVM images, /usbkey/config NIC settings, or persistent SMF scripts that you want to keep onto another system. This procedure WILL DESTROY all the persistent information stored in ZFS on the system.
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Reboot SmartOS from media and choose the GRUB menu \[Live 64-bit(noinstall)\] option.
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Reboot will take you back to the GRUB menu, and the default installation script will be activated after timeout.

Reboot will take you back to the GRUB menu, and the default installation script will be activated after timeout. The system will find no old zpool to refer to on the drive and it is ready for a clean installation.