This chapter describes the procedures for booting the Oracle Solaris release on SPARC and x86 based systems.
The following is a list of the information that is in this chapter:
For overview information about the boot process, see Chapter 9, Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview).
Note - Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release, the open source GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) has been implemented on x86 based systems. GRUB is responsible for loading a boot archive, which contains the kernel modules and configuration files, into the system's memory.
For information about booting an x86 based system in a Solaris release that does not implement GRUB based booting, see Chapter 16, x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks).