Solaris x86 bootarchive recover

In Solaris 10 update 1 onwards new boot archicture was introduced to use Grub as the bootloader. Sometimes on x86 machines if boot archive is corrupt system doesnot bootup . To recover boot archive follow the below steps.
While in the Grub screen select "Solaris Failsafe" entry. This will boot into a minimal recovery mode. It will detect your Solaris install on harddisk and ask user to
  whether to mount it on  /a  . Reply "y" to that question.
Now execute the following commands:

#rm -f /a/platform/i86pc/boot_archive
#bootadm update-archive -R /a

Next reboot using the command:  init 6 .
This should recover the bootarchive
More details at BigAdmin
Comments:

This is great information with x86. Thanks!

Posted by Jon Hamlin on June 15, 2006 at 09:26 AM PDT #

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