System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureSPARC: How to Change the Default Kernel by Using the Boot PROM

  1. Change to run level 0.

    # init 0

    The ok PROM prompt is displayed. For more information, see theinit(1M) man page.

  2. Set the boot-file property to an alternate kernel.

    ok setenv boot-file boot-file
  3. Verify that the default boot device has been changed.

    ok printenv boot-file
  4. Save the new boot-file value.

    ok reset-all

    The new boot-file value is written to the PROM.