3Understanding the Boot Model



3.01   Booting on SPARC Systems

3.02   Booting on X86 Systems

3.03   Managing Boot Environments (BEs)

3.04   Troubleshooting Boot Problems

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Q&A Self Test


Back in the old days, running Solaris on a PC was a novelty. The platform you’d run Solaris on was a SPARC-based system. However, with a little help, Solaris could run on an Intel processor supported by some, but not all, peripheral components. You used a piece of software called the Device Configuration Assistant (DCA) ...

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