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Can't boot zone as root (Doc ID 1005637.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


This document describes the various issues and resolutions for booting zones as root.

The non-global zones (or zones) facility in Solaris provides an isolated environment for running applications.


  1. zone boot error

  2. zone boot failed

  3. can't login to the zone

  4. can't access zone

  5. zone not running

Troubleshooting Steps

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