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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

root_archive(8)

Name

root_archive - manage bootable miniroot archives

Synopsis

/boot/solaris/bin/root_archive pack archive root
/boot/solaris/bin/root_archive unpack archive root

Description

The root_archive utility is used to manipulate boot archives. The utility can pack and unpack boot archives and image miniroots. Both ufs and hsfs (iso9660) format archives can be unpacked, although only ufs format is generated when packing.

For normal, boot-related system administration, bootadm(8) is recommended.

SUBCOMMANDS

The root_archive command has the following subcommands:

pack archive root

Pack the contents of the root directory into the boot archive archive.

unpack archive root

Unpack the contents of the boot archive named archive to the directory named root.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0

The command completed successfully.

1

The command exited due to an error.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

cpio(1), lofi(4D), attributes(7), bootadm(8), mount(8)