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How to update the boot_archive when system is failing to boot with: The file just loaded does not appear to be executable - or - WARNING: The following files in / differ from the boot archive (Doc ID 1431744.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 10/08 U6 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)


If a Solaris system fails to boot with messages similar to the following are encountered, the system will need to be booted from alternate Oracle Solaris media ( e.g. the failsafe archive, cd / dvd media, or an install image over the network) in order to update the boot_archive:



The boot_archive can become out of sync with the files on the file system if the files have changed, but the boot_archive was not updated. 
Normally the boot_archive is updated during a system reboot.  
If for some reason the boot_archive is not updated, the system may fail to boot and the boot_archive will need to be manually updated while booted from alternate media.


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