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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017

How to Clear a Failed Automatic Boot Archive Update by Manually Updating the Boot Archive

  1. Assume the root role.

    See Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. To update the boot archive, type the following command:
    # bootadm update-archive

    Note - To update the boot archive on an alternate root, type:
    # bootadm update-archive -R /a
    –R altroot

    Specifies an alternate root path to apply to the update-archive subcommand.


    Caution  -  The root file system of any non-global zone must not be referenced with the –R option. Doing so might damage the global zone's file system, compromise the security of the global zone, or damage the non-global zone's file system. See the zones(5) man page.

  3. Reboot the system.
    # reboot