Category: Solaris Booting

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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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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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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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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 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 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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