Chapter 2. System Startup Problem Handling

2.1 Key Commands Used Throughout the Chapter

The following is a list of the important commands that are used throughout this chapter.

alog
Used to maintain and manage log files. Refer to 2.4.1 Using the alog Command for further details.
cfgmgr
Configures devices and optionally installs device software into the system. Refer to 2.4.2 Using the cfgmgr Command for further details.
last
Displays all the previous logins and logoffs that still have entries in /var/adm/wtmp file. Refer to 2.4.3 Using the last Command for further details.
bootlist
Displays and alters the list of boot devices available to the system. Refer to 2.4.4 Using the bootlist Command for further details.
uptime
Shows how long the system has been up. Refer to 2.4.5 Using the uptime Command for further details.
mpcfg
Enables a user with root authority to manage service information. Refer to 2.4.6 Using the mpcfg Command for further details.
shutdown
Used to shut down the system. Refer to 2.4.7 Using the shutdown Command for further details.

2.2 Boot Process