Sun Boot Failure Troubleshooting

From The System Administrator Zone

At the OK prompt:

  • probe-scsi --- get a list of objects on primary SCSI bus
  • probe-scsi-all --- get a list of objects on all SCSI bus'

Boot options:

  • -a --- interactive boot
  • -s --- boot into single user mode
  • -r --- check for new hardware and reconfigure as needed
  • -v --- display verbose debugging information

On Solaris 10 include -mverbose to see service startup messages ex. ok boot -v -mverbose

Shell options:

  • -x --- add "set -x" to suspect rc scripts to turn on debug messages