System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

Packing and Unpacking the Miniroot

The ramdisk-based miniroot is packed and unpacked by the root_archive command. Note that only SPARC based systems that support the new boot architecture have the ability to pack and unpack a compressed version of the miniroot.

Caution – Caution –

The Oracle Solaris 10 version of the root_archive tool is not compatible with versions of the tool that are included in other Oracle Solaris releases. Therefore, ramdisk manipulation should only be performed on a system that is running the same release as the archives.

For more information about packing and unpacking the miniroot, see the root_archive(1M) man page.