Category: Solaris Booting

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Mastering Grub – Part 5 – Grub Security

Grub Security Authentication and authorization in GRUB By default, the boot loader interface is accessible to anyone with physical access to the console: anyone can select and edit any menu entry, and anyone can get direct access to a GRUB shell prompt.  For most systems, this...

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Mastering GrUB – Part 3 – Grub Booting and Images

Booting GRUB from the network The following instructions don’t work for *-emu, i386-qemu,i386-coreboot, i386-multiboot,mips_loongson, mips-arc and mips_qemu_mips to generate a netbootable directory, run:       grub2-mknetdir –net-directory=/srv/tftp –subdir=/boot/grub -d /usr/lib/grub/<platform> E.g.  for i386-pc:     grub2-mknetdir –net-directory=/srv/tftp –subdir=/boot/grub -d /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc Then follow instructions printed out by grub2-mknetdir on...

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Mastering Grub – Part 2 – Grub Configurations

1. Grub Configurations GRUB is configured using ‘grub.cfg’, usually located under ‘/boot/grub’. This file is quite flexible, but most users will not need to write the whole thing by hand. 1.1  Simple configuration handling The program ‘grub2-mkconfig’ generates ‘grub.cfg’ upgrading a distribution, and will discover available...

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Mastering Grub – Part 1 – Introduction and Overview of Grub Boot Loader

1. Introduction to Grub Briefly, a “boot loader” is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to an operating system “kernel” software (such as Linux or GNU Mach). The kernel, in turn, initializes the rest...

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Solaris Configuration : Configuring Apache2 under SMF

Why we need install Apache2 under SMF manually, isn’t that configured automatically when we install the package ? Actually, If the Apache 2 ( httpd) server is installed along with the Solaris 10 installation, the SMF entries for Apache 2 are configured by default. However, if...

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Solaris Tips : Check current active boot device, when used in volume manager (SDS / SVM / VxVM)

During regular maintenance It is often a requirement  to us to determine which  disk we actually boot from when the root volume is under volume manager control.   Solaris on SPARC   Sparc with SVM  # prtconf -pv|grep bootpath: bootpath: ‘/sbus@3,0/SUNW,fas@3,8800000/sd@1,0:a’ Sparc with VxVM Root Volume...

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Powerdown parameter for Solaris boxes.

I came across one unique parameter which I would like to share on our gurkulindia, specially for small business organisations where we dont have seperate power backups for DC. Has anyone noticed while working on Solaris boxes if you will power down (init 5 or poweroff...

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