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|Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on x86 Platforms Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library|
Keep the following guidelines in mind when booting a system:
After an x86 based system is shut down, it is booted by selecting an operating system in the GRUB menu. If no operating system is selected, the system boots the default operating system that is specified in the menu.lst file.
A system can be rebooted by turning the power off and then back on.
Caution - This method is not considered a clean shutdown, unless you have an x86 based system that is running a release that supports this shutdown method. Use this shutdown method only as an alternative in emergency situations. Because system services and processes are terminated abruptly, file system damage is likely to occur. The work required to repair this type of damage could be substantial and might require the restoration of various user and system files from backup copies.
The following table lists reasons that you might need to boot an x86 based system. The system administration tasks and the corresponding boot option that is used to complete the task is also described.
Table 1-2 Booting a System