This chapter provides an overview of booting a system. The Oracle Solaris boot design, boot processes, and various methods of booting a system in the Oracle Solaris OS are described.
The following is a list of the information that is in this chapter:
For instructions on booting an Oracle Solaris system, see Chapter 12, Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)
For instructions on booting a Solaris system that does not implement GRUB, see Chapter 16, x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks).
For what's new in shutting down and booting a system, see What's New in Shutting Down and Booting a System.
For overview information and instructions on administering boot loaders and modifying boot behavior, see Chapter 11, Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks).
For information about managing boot services through the Service Management Facility (SMF), see SMF and Booting.