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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017

Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives

For an overview of the Oracle Solaris boot archives, see About Oracle Solaris Boot Archives.

    In addition to administering the boot loader on x86 platforms, the bootadm command is also used to perform the following tasks to maintain both the SPARC and x86 Oracle Solaris boot archives:

  • List the files and directories that are included in a system's boot archive.

  • Manually update the boot archive.

The syntax of the command is as follows:

bootadm [subcommand] [-option] [-R altroot]

For more information about the bootadm command, see the bootadm(1M) man page.