System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

x86: Initiating a Fast Reboot to an Alternate Boot Environment in the OpenSolaris 2008.11 OS

The -e option of the reboot command is not supported in the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release. To fast reboot to an alternate BE in this release, use the reboot -f command, directly specifying which dataset to boot. The following examples show how to fast reboot to an alternate BE by using this method.

For example to fast reboot to the zfsbe1 boot environment, you would type:

# reboot -f -- 'rpool/zfsbe1'

To fast reboot to the zfsbe3 boot environment, in 64-bit mode, with the kernel debugger enabled, you would type:

# reboot -f -- 'rpool/zfsbe3 /platform/i86pc/kernel/amd64/unix -k'