3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2013 4:00 AM by Pascal Kreyer -Oracle RSS

    SunFire X4540 will not boot

    IanMB

      Hi there,

       

      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[7]: svc:/system/metainit:default: Method "/lib/svc/method/svc-metainit" failed with exit status 96.

      Jul 19 11:21:51 svc.startd[7]: 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,

       

      Ian