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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 21, 2024

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


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

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.



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