Solaris Express Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

Requirements and Limitations for Activating a Boot Environment

To successfully activate a boot environment, that boot environment must meet the following conditions:


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The boot environment must have a status of “complete.”  

To check status, see Displaying the Status of All Boot Environments

If the boot environment is not the current boot environment, you cannot have mounted the partitions of that boot environment by using the luumount or mount commands.

To view man pages, see lumount(1M) or mount(1M)

The boot environment that you want to activate cannot be involved in a comparison operation.  

For procedures, see Comparing Boot Environments

If you want to reconfigure swap, make this change prior to booting the inactive boot environment. By default, all boot environments share the same swap devices.  

To reconfigure swap, see To Create a Boot Environment and Reconfiguring Swap

x86 only –

If you have an x86 based system, you can also activate with the GRUB menu. Note the following exceptions:

See x86: Activating a Boot Environment With the GRUB Menu.