1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 2, 2013 12:35 PM by rukbat RSS

    Solaris 8 booting problem

    1000589
      Hello,

      We have encountered booting problem after power failure, the system boots only ok prompt, and cannot boot at all. below is the error message we are getting after boot -a command.

      Netra 240, No Keyboard
      Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
      OpenBoot 4.17.1, 2048 MB memory installed, Serial #50689729.
      Ethernet address 0:3:ba:5:76:c1, Host ID: 830576c1.

      Rebooting with command: boot
      Boot device: disk0 File and args:
      SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_117350-22 64-bit
      Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
      Cannot open '/etc/path_to_inst'
      Program terminated
      ok boot -a
      Probing system devices
      Probing memory
      Probing I/O buses

      Netra 240, No Keyboard
      Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
      OpenBoot 4.17.1, 2048 MB memory installed, Serial #50689729.
      Ethernet address 0:3:ba:5:76:c1, Host ID: 830576c1.

      Rebooting with command: boot -a
      Boot device: /pci@1c,600000/scsi@2/disk@0,0 File and args: -a
      Enter filename [kernel/sparcv9/unix]:
      Enter default directory for modules [platform/SUNW,Netra-240/kernel /platform/sun4u/kernel /kernel /usr/kernel]:
      Name of system file [etc/system]:
      SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_117350-22 64-bit
      Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
      -
      The /etc/path_to_inst on your system does not exist or is empty.
      Do you want to rebuild this file [n]? y
      root filesystem type [ufs]:
      Enter physical name of root device
      [pci@1c,600000/scsi@2/disk@0,0:a]:
      Hardware watchdog enabled
      Starting VxVM restore daemon...
      VxVM starting in boot mode...
      configuring IPv4 interfaces: bge0.
      Hostname: somsrv-1
      VxVM starting special volumes ( swapvol rootvol sysbackup opt rootdisk_16vol )...
      mount: /dev/vx/dsk/rootvol is not this fstype.
      failed to open /etc/coreadm.conf/sbin/rcS: /tmp/sh70: cannot create
      ¬=»m!ùþïþ„0¡é%5½¡¡åü„oÿ5½¡¡!ü¬= »ÏþþïïÞÿ1!Rÿëý4!ùÿoïÿïÿÿ/þ

      ..............................

      After this message the system not responding at all.
      Is there any chance of getting back this server?

      Thanks

      Hassan
        • 1. Re: Solaris 8 booting problem
          Moderator Action:
          Your post has been moved from the Clustering forum.
          Nothing in your original post shows an issue with Sun Cluster / Oracle Cluster software.

          The post was moved to the Solaris 9 forum because that is the closest location to your Solaris 8 environment.