|aarch||The application architecture. Expects one argument. Legal values are sparc or i386. Usually used to substitute into other records. This can usually be derived from in hinfo records if not supplied, so it commonly is not given explicitly. Can still be used in $substitutions even if derived from the in hinfo records.|
|boottype||The boot type. Expects one argument. Legal values are in and nothing else.|
|display||Used for i386/i86pc.|
|install||The server and path of the Solaris CD image. Often contains $substitutions from other records, particularly $server and $aarch.|
|Expects two arguments. The server and path of the directory containing the install rules script. Often contains $substitutions from other records, particularly $server.|
|karch||The kernel architecture. Expects one argument. Legal values include: i86pc, sun4, sun4c, sun4m, etc.|
|keyboard||Used for i386/i86pc.|
|mouse||Used for i386/i86pc.|
|root||Expects two arguments. The server and path of the root directory to mount as a diskless client while installing solaris on the native disk. Often contains $substitutions from other records, particularly $server, $aarch and $karch.|
|server||The name of the install server. Expects one argument. Used to parameterise other records.|
|term||The terminal type. Expects one argument. Legal values are terminal names from termcap, usually sun. Specifying this makes install much faster.|
The special host name * may be used to specify defaults. These may be over-riden by specific entries. The most recently see default of each type anme is remembered. This may be exploited, for example, to set different servers and gateways for different networks.
Substitutions are performed after the defaults are applied, so that root, for example, may contain $substitutions. It is usually sufficient to have a single karch record trigger the entire bootparam entry in the output.
The following options are understood:
-Verbose This option may be used to see what dns-bootparams deciphers each resource record as. -Help This option may be used to get more information about how to used th dns-bootparams program. -VERSion This option may be used to see what version of the dns-bootparams program is running. -Idirectory This option may be used to set the search path for include files.
|Reference Manual||DNS-BOOTPRMS (1)||dnsutl|