How to Install a ZFS Boot Block When Booted from Alternate Device (Doc ID 1020196.1)

Last updated on JUNE 26, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Goal

This document describes how to install the ZFS boot block on a system when booted from alternate device.

This may be required when a system fails to boot from a disk with ZFS root pool

A typical error may include:

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

Solution

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