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8.2 SunOS 5.X

8.2.2 Accessing New Device Drivers

Should you add new device drivers they should be installed in /kernel. You can add drivers with the add_drv command and remove them with the rm_drv command. Once the driver is installed and the new device connected reboot the system with:

ok boot -r

Alternatively, you can create the file /reconfigure before rebooting. The kernel will then be reconfigured during the boot process.

# touch /reconfigure

# reboot

One of these procedures is required for all drivers not installed initially. It causes the kernel to properly recognize the new drivers during the boot process.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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