Solaris basics: booting process on SPARC systems

SPARC systems rely on OpenBoot (IEEE-1275). The environment behind is a configurable and programmable session run by the OpenBoot PROM (OPB). The OPB utility sets up a SPARC system to accept and execute the kernel. The boot process reduces to four phases: OpenBoot PROM Booter Ramdisk Kernel The OpenBoot PROM starts by looking for a… Continue reading “Solaris basics: booting process on SPARC systems”