pmerge(8)pmerge(8)NAMEpmerge - Builds a network bootable kernel.
/usr/sys/bin/pmerge bootfile kernel.name new.kernel
The kernel, vmunix, is not bootable over the network. The pmerge util‐
ity prepends the bootfile onto the kernel image (kernel.name) to create
a new operating system image (new.kernel) that is bootable over the
Instead of a booting a network loadable kernel, it is sometimes desired
to bootstrap link a kernel over the network. In this case, (ker‐
nel.name) is the name of the sysconfigtab file on the server containing
the list of modules to be loaded to the client. These modules are then
linked to create a bootable kernel on the client.
The pmerge utility is used by doconfig(8) to create a bootable operat‐
ing system for dataless management services (DMS) client systems to
boot over the network. The pmerge utility is automatically invoked by
doconfig(8) during the kernel build process and should not be invoked
The pmerge utility is located in
/var/adm/dms/dmsn.alpha/root/usr/sys/bin on the DMS server.
Commands: dmu(8), doconfig(8)
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