System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

x86: Disk Management in the GRUB Boot Environment

Solaris Express 6/05: The GRUB boot menu has replaced the previous method for booting an x86 system. In the area of disk management, you use the GRUB interface when booting from an alternative device to replace a system disk or when installing the bootblocks.

The GRUB boot environment provides the following features:

In the GRUB environment, you cannot use the fmthard command to install the boot blocks automatically when run on an x86 system. You must install the boot blocks separately.

For detailed feature information and instructions on using the new GRUB based booting on x86 systems, see Booting an x86 Based System by Using GRUB (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

For instructions for managing disks in the GRUB boot environment, see the following references:

This feature is not available on SPARC systems.