System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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Chapter 9

Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

This chapter provides an overview of booting a system. The Solaris boot design, boot processes, and various methods of booting a system in the Solaris OS are described.

This is a list of the information in this chapter.

For instructions on booting a Solaris system, see Chapter 12, Booting a Solaris System (Tasks)

For what's new in shutting down and booting a system, see What's New in Shutting Down and Booting a System.

For overview information and instructions on administering boot loaders and modifying Solaris boot behavior, see Chapter 11, Modifying Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks).

For information about managing boot services through the Service Management Facility (SMF), see SMF and Booting.

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