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Solaris Zone fails to boot with an error "unable to boot zone: Exec format error" (Doc ID 2711753.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 to 11.4 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Solaris zone will fail to boot , the error looks like below 

unable to boot zone: Exec format error

 The zone boot may look like below.

 

Changes

 Permission of files / binaries might have changed causing zone boot failure .

Cause

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