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boot(1m) [sunos man page]

boot(1M)																  boot(1M)

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boot - start the system kernel or a standalone program SYNOPSIS
SPARC boot [ OBP names] [file] [-aV] [-D default-file] [boot-flags] [--] [client-program-args] kernel multiboot [file] [boot-args] [-B prop=val [,val...]] i Bootstrapping is the process of loading and executing a standalone program. For the purpose of this discussion, bootstrapping means the process of loading and executing the bootable operating system. Typically, the standalone program is the operating system kernel (see ker- nel(1M)), but any standalone program can be booted instead. On a SPARC-based system, the diagnostic monitor for a machine is a good example of a standalone program other than the operating system that can be booted. If the standalone is identified as a dynamically-linked executable, boot will load the interpreter (linker/loader) as indicated by the exe- cutable format and then transfer control to the interpreter. If the standalone is statically-linked, it will jump directly to the stand- alone. Once the kernel is loaded, it starts the UNIX system, mounts the necessary file systems (see vfstab(4)), and runs /sbin/init to bring the system to the "initdefault" state specified in /etc/inittab. See inittab(4). SPARC Bootstrap Procedure On SPARC based systems, the bootstrap procedure on most machines consists of the following basic phases. After the machine is turned on, the system firmware (in PROM) executes power-on self-test (POST). The form and scope of these tests depends on the version of the firmware in your system. After the tests have been completed successfully, the firmware attempts to autoboot if the appropriate flag has been set in the non- volatile storage area used by the firmware. The name of the file to load, and the device to load it from can also be manipulated. These flags and names can be set using the eeprom(1M) command from the shell, or by using PROM commands from the ok prompt after the system has been halted. The second level program is either ufsboot (when booting from a disk), or inetboot or wanboot (when booting across the network). Network Booting Network booting occurs in two steps: the client first obtains an IP address and any other parameters necessary to permit it to load the second-stage booter. The second-stage booter in turn loads the UNIX kernel. An IP address can be obtained in one of three ways: RARP, DHCP, or manual configuration, depending on the functions available in and con- figuration of the PROM. Machines of the sun4u kernel architecture have DHCP-capable PROMs. The boot command syntax for specifying the two methods of network booting are: boot net:rarp boot net:dhcp The command: boot net without a rarp or dhcp specifier, invokes the default method for network booting over the network interface for which net is an alias. The sequence of events for network booting using RARP/bootparams is described in the following paragraphs. The sequence for DHCP follows the RARP/bootparams description. When booting over the network using RARP/bootparams, the PROM begins by broadcasting a reverse ARP request until it receives a reply. When a reply is received, the PROM then broadcasts a TFTP request to fetch the first block of inetboot. Subsequent requests will be sent to the server that initially answered the first block request. After loading, inetboot will also use reverse ARP to fetch its IP address, then broadcast bootparams RPC calls (see bootparams(4)) to locate configuration information and its root file system. inetboot then loads the kernel via NFS and transfers control to it. When booting over the network using DHCP, the PROM broadcasts the hardware address and kernel architecture and requests an IP address, boot parameters, and network configuration information. After a DHCP server responds and is selected (from among potentially multiple servers), that server sends to the client an IP address and all other information needed to boot the client. After receipt of this information, the client PROM examines the name of the file to be loaded, and will behave in one of two ways, depending on whether the file's name appears to be an HTTP URL. If it does not, the PROM downloads inetboot, loads that file into memory, and executes it. inetboot invokes the kernel, which loads the files it needs and releases inetboot. Startup scripts then initiate the DHCP agent (see dhcpagent(1M)), which implements further DHCP activities. If the file to be loaded is an HTTP URL, the PROM will use HTTP to load the referenced file. If the client has been configured with an HMAC SHA-1 key, it will check the integrity of the loaded file before proceeding to execute it. The file is expected to be the wanboot binary. When wanboot begins executing, it will determine whether sufficient information is available to it to allow it to proceed. If any necessary information is missing, it will either exit with an appropriate error or bring up a command interpreter and prompt for further configura- tion information. Once wanboot has obtained the necessary information, it will load its boot file system into memory by means of HTTP. If an encryption key has been installed on the client, wanboot will decrypt the file system image and its accompanying hash (presence of an encryption key but no hashing key is an error), then verify the hash. The boot file system contains various configuration data needed to allow wanboot to set the correct time and proceed to obtain a root file system. The boot file system is examined to determine whether wanboot should use HTTP or secure HTTP. If the former, and if the client has been configured with an HMAC SHA-1 key, wanboot will perform an integrity check of the root file system. Once the root file system has been loaded into memory (and possibly had an integrity check performed), wanboot loads and executes UNIX from it. If provided with a boot_logger URL by means of the wanboot.conf(4) file, wanboot will periodically log its progress. Not all PROMs are capable of consuming URLs. You can determine whether a client is so capable using the list-security-keys OBP command (see monitor(1M)). WAN booting is not currently available on the platform. The wanboot Command Line When the client program is wanboot, it accepts client-program-args of the form: boot ... -o opt1[,opt2[,...]] where each option may be an action: dhcp Require wanboot to obtain configuration parameters by means of DHCP. prompt Cause wanboot to enter its command interpreter. <cmd> One of the interpreter commands listed below. ...or an assignment, using the interpreter's parameter names listed below. The wanboot Command Interpreter The wanboot command interpreter is invoked by supplying a client-program-args of "-o prompt" when booting. Input consists of single com- mands or assignments, or a comma-separated list of commands or assignments. The configuration parameters are: host-ip IP address of the client (in dotted-decimal notation) router-ip IP address of the default router (in dotted-decimal notation) subnet-mask subnet mask (in dotted-decimal notation) client-id DHCP client identifier (a quoted ASCII string or hex ASCII) hostname hostname to request in DHCP transactions (ASCII) http-proxy HTTP proxy server specification (IPADDR[:PORT]) The key names are: 3des the triple DES encryption key (48 hex ASCII characters) aes the AES encryption key (32 hex ASCII characters) sha1 the HMAC SHA-1 signature key (40 hex ASCII characters) Finally, the URL or the WAN boot CGI is referred to by means of: bootserver URL of WAN boot's CGI (the equivalent of OBP's file parameter) The interpreter accepts the following commands: help Print a brief description of the available commands var=val Assign val to var, where var is one of the configuration parameter names, the key names, or bootserver. var= Unset parameter var. list List all parameters and their values (key values retrieved by means of OBP are never shown). prompt Prompt for values for unset parameters. The name of each parameter and its current value (if any) is printed, and the user can accept this value (press Return) or enter a new value. go Once the user is satisfied that all values have been entered, leave the interpreter and continue booting. exit Quit the boot interpreter and return to OBP's ok prompt. Any of these assignments or commands can be passed on the command line as part of the -o options, subject to the OBP limit of 128 bytes for boot arguments. For example, -o list,go would simply list current (default) values of the parameters and then continue booting. Booting from Disk When booting from disk (or disk-like device), the bootstrapping process consists of two conceptually distinct phases, primary boot and sec- ondary boot. In the primary boot phase, the PROM loads the primary boot block from blocks 1 to 15 of the disk partition selected as the boot device. If the pathname to the standalone is relative (does not begin with a slash), the second level boot will look for the standalone in a plat- form-dependent search path. This path is guaranteed to contain /platform/platform-name. Many SPARC platforms next search the platform-spe- cific path entry /platform/hardware-class-name. See filesystem(5). If the pathname is absolute, boot will use the specified path. The boot program then loads the standalone at the appropriate address, and then transfers control. If the filename is not given on the command line or otherwise specified, for example, by the boot-file NVRAM variable, boot chooses an appropriate default file to load based on what software is installed on the system and the capabilities of the hardware and firmware. OpenBoot PROM boot Command Behavior The OpenBoot boot command takes arguments of the following form: ok boot [device-specifier] [arguments] The default boot command has no arguments: ok boot If no device-specifier is given on the boot command line, OpenBoot typically uses the boot-device or diag-device NVRAM variable. If no optional arguments are given on the command line, OpenBoot typically uses the boot-file or diag-file NVRAM variable as default boot argu- ments. (If the system is in diagnostics mode, diag-device and diag-file are used instead of boot-device and boot-file). arguments may include more than one string. All argument strings are passed to the secondary booter; 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 contents of the NVRAM variables are not merged with command line arguments. For example, the command: ok boot -s ignores the settings in both boot-file and diag-file; it interprets the string "-s" as arguments. boot will not use the contents of boot- file or diag-file. With older PROMs, the command: ok boot net took no arguments, using instead the settings in boot-file or diag-file (if set) as the default file name and arguments to pass to boot. In most cases, it is best to allow the boot command to choose an appropriate default based upon the system type, system hardware and firmware, and upon what is installed on the root file system. Changing boot-file or diag-file can generate unexpected results in certain circum- stances. This behavior is found on most OpenBoot 2.x and 3.x based systems. Note that differences may occur on some platforms. The command: ok boot cdrom ...also normally takes no arguments. Accordingly, if boot-file is set to the 64-bit kernel filename and you attempt to boot the installa- tion CD or DVD with boot cdrom, boot will fail if the installation media contains only a 32-bit kernel. Because the contents of boot-file or diag-file can be ignored depending on the form of the boot command used, reliance upon boot-file should be discouraged for most production systems. When executing a WAN boot from a local (CD or DVD) copy of wanboot, one must use: ok boot cdrom -F wanboot - install Modern PROMs have enhanced the network boot support package to support the following syntax for arguments to be processed by the package: [protocol,] [key=value,]* All arguments are optional and can appear in any order. Commas are required unless the argument is at the end of the list. If specified, an argument takes precedence over any default values, or, if booting using DHCP, over configuration information provided by a DHCP server for those parameters. protocol, above, specifies the address discovery protocol to be used. Configuration parameters, listed below, are specified as key=value attribute pairs. tftp-server IP address of the TFTP server file file to download using TFTP or URL for WAN boot host-ip IP address of the client (in dotted-decimal notation) router-ip IP address of the default router subnet-mask subnet mask (in dotted-decimal notation) client-id DHCP client identifier hostname hostname to use in DHCP transactions http-proxy HTTP proxy server specification (IPADDR[:PORT]) tftp-retries maximum number of TFTP retries dhcp-retries maximum number of DHCP retries The list of arguments to be processed by the network boot support package is specified in one of two ways: o As arguments passed to the package's open method, or o arguments listed in the NVRAM variable network-boot-arguments. Arguments specified in network-boot-arguments will be processed only if there are no arguments passed to the package's open method. Argument Values protocol specifies the address discovery protocol to be used. If present, the possible values are rarp or dhcp. If other configuration parameters are specified in the new syntax and style specified by this document, absence of the protocol parameter implies manual configuration. If no other configuration parameters are specified, or if those arguments are specified in the positional parameter syntax currently sup- ported, the absence of the protocol parameter causes the network boot support package to use the platform-specific default address discov- ery protocol. Manual configuration requires that the client be provided its IP address, the name of the boot file, and the address of the server provid- ing the boot file image. Depending on the network configuration, it might be required that subnet-mask and router-ip also be specified. If the protocol argument is not specified, the network boot support package uses the platform-specific default address discovery protocol. tftp-server is the IP address (in standard IPv4 dotted-decimal notation) of the TFTP server that provides the file to download if using TFTP. When using DHCP, the value, if specified, overrides the value of the TFTP server specified in the DHCP response. The TFTP RRQ is unicast to the server if one is specified as an argument or in the DHCP response. Otherwise, the TFTP RRQ is broadcast. file specifies the file to be loaded by TFTP from the TFTP server, or the URL if using HTTP. The use of HTTP is triggered if the file name is a URL, that is, the file name starts with http: (case-insensitive). When using RARP and TFTP, the default file name is the ASCII hexadecimal representation of the IP address of the client, as documented in a preceding section of this document. When using DHCP, this argument, if specified, overrides the name of the boot file specified in the DHCP response. When using DHCP and TFTP, the default file name is constructed from the root node's name property, with commas (,) replaced by periods (.). When specified on the command line, the filename must not contain slashes (/). The format of URLs is described in RFC 2396. The HTTP server must be specified as an IP address (in standard IPv4 dotted-decimal notation). The optional port number is specified in decimal. If a port is not specified, port 80 (decimal) is implied. The URL presented must be "safe-encoded", that is, the package does not apply escape encodings to the URL presented. URLs containing commas must be presented as a quoted string. Quoting URLs is optional otherwise. host-ip specifies the IP address (in standard IPv4 dotted-decimal notation) of the client, the system being booted. If using RARP as the address discovery protocol, specifying this argument makes use of RARP unnecessary. If DHCP is used, specifying the host-ip argument causes the client to follow the steps required of a client with an "Externally Configured Network Address", as specified in RFC 2131. router-ip is the IP address (in standard IPv4 dotted-decimal notation) of a router on a directly connected network. The router will be used as the first hop for communications spanning networks. If this argument is supplied, the router specified here takes precedence over the preferred router specified in the DHCP response. subnet-mask (specified in standard IPv4 dotted-decimal notation) is the subnet mask on the client's network. If the subnet mask is not pro- vided (either by means of this argument or in the DHCP response), the default mask appropriate to the network class (Class A, B, or C) of the address assigned to the booting client will be assumed. client-id specifies the unique identifier for the client. The DHCP client identifier is derived from this value. Client identifiers can be specified as: o The ASCII hexadecimal representation of the identifier, or o a quoted string Thus, client-id="openboot" and client-id=6f70656e626f6f74 both represent a DHCP client identifier of 6F70656E626F6F74. Identifiers specified on the command line must must not include slash (/) or spaces. The maximum length of the DHCP client identifier is 32 bytes, or 64 characters representing 32 bytes if using the ASCII hexadecimal form. If the latter form is used, the number of characters in the identifier must be an even number. Valid characters are 0-9, a-f, and A-F. For correct identification of clients, the client identifier must be unique among the client identifiers used on the subnet to which the client is attached. System administrators are responsible for choosing identifiers that meet this requirement. Specifying a client identifier on a command line takes precedence over any other DHCP mechanism of specifying identifiers. hostname (specified as a string) specifies the hostname to be used in DHCP transactions. The name might or might not be qualified with the local domain name. The maximum length of the hostname is 255 characters. Note - The hostname parameter can be used in service environments that require that the client provide the desired hostname to the DHCP server. Clients provide the desired hostname to the DHCP server, which can then register the hostname and IP address assigned to the client with DNS. http-proxy is specified in the following standard notation for a host: host [":"" port] ...where host is specified as an IP ddress (in standard IPv4 dotted-decimal notation) and the optional port is specified in decimal. If a port is not specified, port 8080 (decimal) is implied. tftp-retries is the maximum number of retries (specified in decimal) attempted before the TFTP process is determined to have failed. Defaults to using infinite retries. dhcp-retries is the maximum number of retries (specified in decimal) attempted before the DHCP process is determined to have failed. Defaults to of using infinite retries. Bootstrap Procedure On based systems, the bootstrapping process consists of two conceptually distinct phases, kernel loading and kernel initialization. Kernel loading is implemented in GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) using the BIOS ROM on the system board, and BIOS extensions in ROMs on peripheral boards. The BIOS loads GRUB, starting with the first physical sector from a floppy disk, hard disk, DVD, or CD. If supported by the ROM on the network adapter, the BIOS can also download the pxegrub binary from a network boot server. Once GRUB is located, it executes a commands in a menu to load a pre-constructed boot archive containing kernel program and data. GRUB also loads a small program called "multiboot", which implements the kernel side of the Multiboot Specification. Kernel initialization starts when GRUB finishes loading the boot archive and hands control over to the multiboot program. At this point, GRUB becomes inactive and no more I/O occurs with the boot device. The multiboot program assembles the core kernel modules and starts the operating system, links in the necessary modules from the boot archive and mounts the root filesystem on the real root device. At this point, the kernel regains storage I/O, mounts additional file systems (see vfstab(4)), and starts various operating system services (see smf(5)). SPARC The following SPARC options are supported: -a The boot program interprets this flag to mean ask me, and so it prompts for the name of the standalone. The '-a' flag is then passed to the standalone program. -D default-file Explicitly specify the default-file. On some systems, boot chooses a dynamic default file, used when none is otherwise specified. This option allows the default-file to be explicitly set and can be useful when booting kmdb(1) since, by default, kmdb loads the default- file as exported by the boot program. -V Display verbose debugging information. boot-flags The boot program passes all boot-flags to file. They are not interpreted by boot. See the kernel(1M) and kmdb(1) manual pages for information about the options available with the default standalone program. client-program-args The boot program passes all client-program-args to file. They are not interpreted by boot. file Name of a standalone program to boot. If a filename is not explicitly specified, either on the boot command line or in the boot-file NVRAM variable, boot chooses an appropriate default filename. OBP names Specify the open boot prom designations. For example, on Desktop SPARC based systems, the designation /sbus/esp@0,800000/sd@3,0:a indi- cates a SCSI disk (sd) at target 3, lun0 on the SCSI bus, with the esp host adapter plugged into slot 0. The following options are supported: -B prop=val... One or more property-value pairs to be passed to the multiboot program. Multiple property-value pairs must be separated by a comma. Use of this option is the equivalent of the command: eeprom prop=val. See eeprom(1M) for available properties and valid values. boot-args The boot program passes all boot-args to file. They are not interpreted by boot. See kernel(1M) and kmdb(1) for information about the options available with the kernel. file Name of a standalone program to boot. The default is to boot /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix (/platform/i86pc/kernel/amd64/unix if the CPU is 64-bit capable) from the root partition, but you can specify another program on the command line. multiboot Name of the multiboot program loaded by GRUB. The default name is /platform/i86pc/multiboot. This name should not be changed. BOOT SEQUENCE DETAILS After a PC-compatible machine is turned on, the system firmware in the BIOS ROM executes a power-on self test (POST), runs BIOS extensions in peripheral board ROMs, and invokes software interrupt INT 19h, Bootstrap. The INT 19h handler typically performs the standard PC-compat- ible boot, which consists of trying to read the first physical sector from the first diskette drive, or, if that fails, from the first hard disk. The processor then jumps to the first byte of the sector image in memory. Primary Boot The first sector on a floppy disk contains the master boot block (GRUB stage1). The stage 1 is responsible for loading GRUB stage2. Now GRUB is fully functional. It reads and executes the menu file /boot/grub/menu.lst. A similar sequence occurs for DVD or CD boot, but the master boot block location and contents are dictated by the El Torito specification. The El Torito boot also leads to strap.com, which in turn loads boot.bin. The first sector on a hard disk contains the master boot block, which contains the master boot program and the FDISK table, named for the PC program that maintains it. The master boot finds the active partition in the FDISK table, loads its first sector (GRUB stage1), and jumps to its first byte in memory. This completes the standard PC-compatible hard disk boot sequence. If GRUB stage1 is installed on the master boot block (see the -m option of installgrub(1M)), then stage2 is loaded directly from the Solaris FDISK partition regardless of the active partition. An FDISK partition for the Solaris software begins with a one-cylinder boot slice, which contains GRUB stage1 in the first sector, the standard Solaris disk label and volume table of contents (VTOC) in the second and third sectors, and GRUB stage2 in the fiftieth and subse- quent sectors. The area from sector 4 to 49 might contain boot blocks for older versions of Solaris. This makes it possible for multiple Solaris releases on the same FDISK to coexist. When the FDISK partition for the Solaris software is the active partition, the master boot program (mboot) reads the partition boot program in the first sector into memory and jumps to it. It in turn reads GRUB stage2 program into memory and jumps to it. Once the GRUB menu is displayed, the user can choose to boot an operating system on a different partition, a dif- ferent disk, or possibly from the network. For network booting, the supported method is Intel's Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) standard. When booting from the network using PXE, the system or network adapter BIOS uses DHCP to locate a network bootstrap program (pxegrub) on a boot server and reads it using Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). The BIOS executes the pxegrub by jumping to its first byte in memory. The pxegrub program downloads a menu file and presents the entries to user. Kernel Startup The kernel startup process is independent of the kernel loading process. During kernel startup, console I/O goes to the device specified by the console property. The root device is specified by the bootpath property, and the root filesystem type is specified by the fstype prop- erty. These properties should be setup by the Solaris Install/Upgrade process in /boot/solaris/bootenv.rc and can be overridden with the -B option, described above (see the eeprom(1M) man page). If the properties are not present, console I/O defaults to screen and keyboard. The root device defaults to ramdisk and the filesystem defaults to ufs. SPARC Example 1: To Boot the Default Kernel In Single-User Interactive Mode To boot the default kernel in single-user interactive mode, respond to the ok prompt with one of the following: boot -as boot disk3 -as Example 2: Network Booting with WAN Boot-Capable PROMs To illustrate some of the subtle repercussions of various boot command line invocations, assume that the network-boot-arguments are set and that net is devaliased as shown in the commands below. In the following command, device arguments in the device alias are processed by the device driver. The network boot support package pro- cesses arguments in network-boot-arguments. boot net The command below results in no device arguments. The network boot support package processes arguments in network-boot-arguments. boot net: The command below results in no device arguments. rarp is the only network boot support package argument. network-boot-arguments is ignored. boot net:rarp In the command below, the specified device arguments are honored. The network boot support package processes arguments in network-boot- arguments. boot net:speed=100,duplex=full Example 3: Using wanboot with Older PROMs The command below results in the wanboot binary being loaded from DVD or CD, at which time wanboot will perform DHCP and then drop into its command interpreter to allow the user to enter keys and any other necessary configuration. boot cdrom -F wanboot -o dhcp,prompt (32-bit) Example 4: To Boot the Default Kernel In Single-User Interactive Mode To boot the default kernel in single-user interactive mode, edit the GRUB kernel command line to read: kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot kernel/unix -as (64-bit Only) Example 5: To Boot the Default Kernel In Single-User Interactive Mode To boot the default kernel in single-user interactive mode, edit the GRUB kernel command line to read: kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot kernel/amd64/unix -as Example 6: Switching Between 32-bit and 64-bit Kernels on 64-bit Platform The default value of the boot-file eeprom(1M) variable is a null string, which allows the secondary booter to select the kernel, 32-bit or 64-bit, appropriate for your system's hardware. If you want to specify one kernel or the other, use the following steps. To specify the 32-bit kernel, as root or with equivalent privileges, enter: # eeprom boot-file kernel/unix Upon the next reboot, your system will be running the 32-bit kernel. Alternatively, you can specify the 32-bit kernel in the GRUB menu: kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot kernel/unix To specify the 64-bit kernel, as root or with equivalent privileges, enter: # eeprom boot-file kernel/amd64/unix Upon the next reboot, your system will be running the 64-bit kernel. Alternatively, you can specify the 64-bit kernel in the GRUB menu: kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot kernel/amd64/unix To return the boot-file variable to its default value, a null string, so that the secondary booter selects the kernel appropriate for your system's hardware, enter: # eeprom boot-file "" You can determine the current value of the boot-file variable, as a non-privileged user, by entering: % eeprom boot-file See eeprom(1M) for details on that command. /platform/platform-name/ufsboot Second-level program to boot from a disk, DVD, or CD /etc/inittab Table in which the initdefault state is specified /sbin/init Program that brings the system to the initdefault state 64-bit SPARC Only /platform/platform-name/kernel/sparcv9/unix Default program to boot system. Only /boot Directory containing boot-related files. /platform/i86pc/multiboot kernel program implementing the kernel side of the Multiboot Specification. /platform/i86pc/kernel/unix Default program to boot system. 64-bit Only /platform/i86pc/kernel/amd64/unix Default program to boot system. kmdb(1), uname(1), eeprom(1M), init(1M), installboot(1M), kernel(1M), monitor(1M), shutdown(1M), uadmin(2), bootparams(4), inittab(4), vfstab(4), wanboot.conf(4), filesystem(5) RFC 903, A Reverse Address Resolution Protocol, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc903.txt RFC 2131, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2131.txt RFC 2132, DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2132.txt RFC 2396, Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt Sun Hardware Platform Guide OpenBoot Command Reference Manual WARNINGS
The boot utility is unable to determine which files can be used as bootable programs. If the booting of a file that is not bootable is requested, the boot utility loads it and branches to it. What happens after that is unpredictable. platform-name can be found using the -i option of uname(1). hardware-class-name can be found using the -m option of uname(1). The current release of the Solaris operating system does not support machines running an UltraSPARC-I CPU. 24 May 2005 boot(1M)

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