Category: Solaris Booting


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


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...


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)....


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).


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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