System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

Naming Conventions That Are Used by the findroot Command

Starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release, the findroot command replaces the root command that was previously used by GRUB. The findroot command provides enhanced capabilities for discovering a targeted disk, regardless of the boot device. The findroot command also supports booting from a ZFS root file system.

The following is a description of the device naming convention that is used by the findroot command for various GRUB implementations: