System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

x86: Screens Displayed During the Device Identification Phase

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:

x86: Device Configuration Assistant Screen

Note –

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

x86: Bus Enumeration Screen

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 ...

x86: Scanning Devices Screen

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 ...

x86: Identified Devices Screen

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:

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