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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle Solaris on x86 Platforms     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Booting and Shutting Down an x86 Based System (Overview)

What's New in Booting and Shutting Down a System

Administratively Provided driver.conf Files

Bitmapped Console Support

Boot and Shutdown Animation

Fast Reboot

x86: Removal of Support for 32-Bit Kernel

Booting and Shutting Down an x86 Based System (Topic Map)

Guidelines for Booting an x86 Based System

Reasons to Boot a System

Service Management Facility and Booting

Changes in Boot Behavior When Using SMF

How Run Levels Work

What Happens When a System Is Booted to a Multiuser State (Run Level 3)

When to Use Run Levels or Milestones

Overview of the Oracle Solaris Boot Architecture

How the x86 Boot Process Works

GRUB-Based Booting

GRUB Components

Purpose and Function of the GRUB Menu

GRUB Device-Naming Conventions

x86 and GRUB Boot Terminology

2.  Booting an x86 Based System to a Specified State (Tasks)

3.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

4.  Rebooting an x86 Based System (Tasks)

5.  Booting an x86 Based System From the Network (Tasks)

6.  Modifying Boot Parameters on an x86 Based System (Tasks)

7.  Creating, Administering, and Booting From ZFS Boot Environments on x86 Platforms (Tasks)

8.  Keeping an x86 Based System Bootable (Tasks)

9.  Troubleshooting Booting an x86 Based System (Tasks)


Booting and Shutting Down an x86 Based System (Topic Map)

Use the following references to find step-by-step instructions on various boot-related topics within this document.

Table 1-1 Booting and Shutting Down an x86 Based System: Topic Map

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Bring an x86 based system to a specified state (run level booting).
Shut down an x86 based system.
Reboot an x86 based system.
Boot an x86 based system from the network.
Change the default boot behavior on an x86 based system.
Create, administer and boot from a ZFS BEs, snapshots, or datasets on x86 based systems.
Keep an x86 based system bootable by using the boot administration interface (bootadm).
Troubleshoot booting an x86 based system.