Several screens are displayed as the Device Configuration Assistant attempts to identify devices on the system.
This section provides examples of the following boot subsystem screens:
Device Configuration Assistant screen
Bus Enumeration screen
Scanning Devices screen
Identified Devices screen
In this Oracle Solaris release, the Device Configuration Assistant Screen has been replaced with the GRUB menu on x86 based systems. For more information, see Booting an x86 Based System by Using GRUB (Task Map).
In the Solaris 10 initial release, the autoboot process bypasses the Device Configuration Assistant menus, unless you press ESC when prompted by the system during the boot phase. If you choose to use the Device Configuration Assistant, the following screen is displayed.
Solaris Device Configuration Assistant The Solaris(TM)Device Configuration Assistant scans to identify system hardware, lists identified devices, and can boot the Solaris software from a specified device. This program must be used to install the Solaris operating environment, add a driver, or change the hardware on the system. > To perform a full scan to identify all system hardware, choose Continue. > To diagnose possible full scan failures, choose Specific Scan. > To add new or updated device drivers, choose Add Driver. About navigation... - The mouse cannot be used. - If the keyboard does not have function keys or they do not respond, press ESC. The legend at the bottom of the screen will change to show the ESC keys to use for navigation. - The F2 key performs the default action. F2_Continue F3_Specific Scan F4_Add Driver F6_Help
The Bus Enumeration screen appears briefly while the Device Configuration Assistant gathers hardware configuration data for devices that can be detected automatically.
Bus Enumeration Determining bus types and gathering hardware configuration data ... Please wait ...
The Scanning Devices screen appears while the Device Configuration Assistant manually scans for devices that can only be detected with special drivers.
Scanning Devices The system is being scanned to identify system hardware. If the scanning stalls, press the system's reset button. When the system reboots, choose Specific Scan or Help. Scanning: Floppy disk controller ####################### | | | | | | 0 20 40 60 80 100 Please wait ...
The Identified Devices screen displays which devices have been identified on the system. From here, you can continue to the Boot Solaris menu.
Or, you can perform the following optional device tasks:
Setting a keyboard configuration
Viewing and editing devices
Setting up a serial console
Saving and deleting configurations
Identified Devices The following devices have been identified on this system. To identify devices not on this list or to modify device characteristics, such as keyboard configuration, choose Device Tasks. Platform types may be included in this list. ISA: Floppy disk controller ISA: Motherboard ISA: PnP bios: 16550-compatible serial controller ISA: PnP bios: 16550-compatible serial controller ISA: PnP bios: Mouse controller ISA: PnP bios: Parallel port ISA: System keyboard (US-English) PCI: Bus Mastering IDE controller PCI: Universal Serial Bus PCI: VGA compatible display adapter F2_Continue F3_Back F4_Device Tasks F6_Help