We currently have an issue with our Sun Fire X4540, which will not boot after an unexpected data centre power down last night.
The error messages on boot are as follows:
Use metadb to delete databases which are broken
Ignore any Read-only file system error messages
Reboot the system when finished to reload the metadevice database
Jul 19 11:21:51 svc.startd: svc:/system/metainit:default: Method "/lib/svc/method/svc-metainit" failed with exit status 96.
Jul 19 11:21:51 svc.startd: system/metainit:default misconfigured: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs –xv' for details)
WARNING: Error writing ufs log state
WARNING: ufs log for / changed state to Error
WARNING: Please umount(1M) / and run fsck(1M)
WARNING: exec(/sbin/init) failed with errno 5.
WARNING: failed to restart init (1M) (err=5): system reboot required
I've tried booting from a rescue CD and running fsck in failsafe mode. Ideally what we'd like to do is get the system into a bootable state, so we can copy off user data to an alternative storage array, before retiring the system. Only 2-3 users hold data on the server.
Many thanks in advance,