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Oracle Solaris Booting FAQ (Doc ID 1007183.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Purpose

This document collects Frequently Asked Questions about Oracle Solaris Booting issues.

Questions and Answers

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Purpose
Questions and Answers
 Boot fails with:  The file just loaded does not appear to be executable
 Boot fails with:  bootblk: can't find the boot program
 Boot fails with:  boot: cannot open kernel/unix   -or-   boot: cannot open /kernel/unix
 Solaris installation fails with:  boot: cannot open kernel/unix
 Boot fails with: Cannot open '/etc/path_to_inst'
 Boot fails with:  Can't stat /dev/rdsk/c#t#d#s#
 Boot fails with: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
 How to boot from the system boot disk into single-user mode
 How to boot from cdrom or dvd media into single-user mode
 How to boot over the network into single-user mode
 How to view and change the default boot-device
 How to view and change the default boot-device while the system is running
 How to create a custom boot-device alias
 Where can additional information about the Oracle Solaris Boot Process and Boot Troubleshooting be found?
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