How to Recover From the Boot Error "The file just loaded does not appear to be executable" (Doc ID 1004422.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

This document can help you troubleshoot boot processes that fail with:

The file just loaded does not appear to be executable
Bootblk: can't find the boot program.

The boot block might also need replacing when you have restored the root filesystem from backup or disk to disk copy.

Since solaris 10 update 6 10/08 or kernel patch:

   Sparc: 137137-09

      x86: 137138-08

ZFS bootblock has been introduced as part of the ZFS boot feature. That's why you have to install the correct boot block for your system UFS or ZFS.

X86 system doesn't have boot block, they use GRUB to boot the system.

 

Cause

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