Solaris basics: booting process on x86 systems

On x86, the boot model relies on the BIOS. x86 systems instead of using a VTOC, use MBR. X86 counterpart to the OPB’s utility is GRUB.Solaris 11 uses a modified version of GNU GRUB 0.97. The variable bootfs locates the file system reader.kernel$ locates the kernel with additional parameter.module$ locates the boot archive. Once you… Continue reading “Solaris basics: booting process on x86 systems”