Category: Solaris Booting

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VXVM on Solaris ( Sparc ) – Understanding boot Failures

Possible reasons for a boot failure: The boot device cannot be opened. The system cannot be be booted from unusable or stale plexes. A UNIX partition is invalid. There are incorrect entries in /etc/vfstab. Configuration files are missing or damaged

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Understand Boot Command

Boot arguments may include more than one string. All argument strings are passed to the secondary boot program; they are not interpreted by OpenBoot. If any arguments are specified on the boot command line, then neither the boot-file nor the diag-file nvram variable is used. The...

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Solaris Troubleshooting Jumpstart – Common Problems

How Jumpstart Works:     First Level Boot Process 1) When the “boot net – install” command is issued at the ok prompt, the JumpStart client looks for a Jumpstart boot server. 2) The boot server responds to the rarp request via the “rarpd” daemon (in.rarpd)....

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Determine cause of a system fault at ok> prompt

The following is useful information on how to determine the cause of a system crash at the ok prompt, using the open boot commands. The Synchronous Fault Status Register (SFSR) provides information on exceptions (faults) issued by the Memory Management Unit (MMU).

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Solaris Troubleshooting: CDE login problems

1) Check the related logfiles for error messages: /var/dt/Xerrors (note that this file is recycled by dtlogin, especially, it might be empty after dtlogin has been restarted) $HOME/.dt/*log* (startlog, startlog.old, startlog.older, errorlog, errorlog.old, and errorlog.older) /var/adm/messages /var/adm/messages on the home directory server, especially if users with...

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