I inherited administration of a SUN T1000 server running a zfs root filesystem. I do not have the root password or the firmware/eeprom password, and the server is failing to boot with a local file system error. If I pull the root disk and put it in another server, will I be able to mount the root filesystem. I would like to try deleting the root password and a local account password to see if I can get logged on. I would also like to comment out some bad mount points in the vfstab to see if it will boot.
Thanks for your help,
You most likely have a hardware issue, or at least you will need assistance from someone with some knowledge specific to the T1000 platform. (not me, other forum members)
Thus your post has been moved from the Solaris 10 forum space to the Servers hardware forum space.
... while you're at it, considering the vintage of the T1000 platform that went EOL in 2009, you might consider having a spare CR1225 lithium button battery available for that box. It goes into the front left corner of the systemboard.
Please follow the MOS doc ID 1008588.1 procedure and check also this URL :
But if you are able to mount it in a different server, why not just edit /etc/vfstab and /etc/passwd at this time ?
Unfortunately, "boot cdrom" requires the firmware password, which I don't have. To make this more difficult, I don't have physical access to the server. I have to put in a request to have someone located where the server is help me out, so I want to make sure I'm not wasting there time.