pmerge - 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 utility prepends the bootfile onto the kernel image
(kernel.name) to create a new operating system image
(new.kernel) that is bootable over the network.
Instead of a booting a network loadable kernel, it is
sometimes desired to bootstrap link a kernel over the network.
In this case, (kernel.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 operating 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 independently.
The pmerge utility is located in
/var/adm/dms/dmsn.alpha/root/usr/sys/bin on the DMS
Commands: dmu(8), doconfig(8)
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