Oracle Solaris Booting FAQ
(Doc ID 1007183.1)
Last updated on JUNE 09, 2020
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
This document collects Frequently Asked Questions about Oracle Solaris Booting issues.
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In this Document
|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?|