Solaris Resource Manager 1.3 System Administration Guide

Booting Without Solaris Resource Manager

If you must boot the system without Solaris Resource Manager active, change the initclass variable in the /etc/system file to refer to timesharing (TS) instead of SHR. A simple way of doing this is to use the -a (ask) option of the boot command, so that you will be prompted for a system file. For other prompts, press the Return key to accept the default values until you are prompted for the name of the system file. At the prompt for the name of the system file, type etc/system.noshrload (no leading slash) as the response. Here is an example of the procedure:

ok boot -a  
Booting from: sd(0,0,0) -a 
Enter filename [kernel/unix]:
Enter default directory for modules
 [/platform/SUNW,UltraSPARC/kernel /kernel /usr/kernel]: 
SunOS Release 5.6 Version ... [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc. 
Name of system file [etc/system]: etc/system.noshrload
root filesystem type [ufs]: 
Enter physical name of root device 

Note that /etc/system.noshrload is a backup copy of /etc/system made at the time Solaris Resource Manager was installed. If there have been subsequent edits to /etc/system, then /etc/system.noshrload should be maintained in parallel so that it differs only by the occurrence of the Solaris Resource Manager modification:

# diff /etc/system /etc/system.noshrload 
< # enable srm 
< set initclass="SHR"