>My original question was how one goes about running a recovery shell on
>It's not a problem with HP-UX or AIX where it's on the Installation CD. How
>would one do that on a Sun?
My thanks to the following people who suggested the following:
>Benjamin Cline firstname.lastname@example.org
>Matthew Stier Matthew.Stier@tddny.fujitsu.com
>Alejandro Lopez-Valencia email@example.com
>Ric Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Harris email@example.com
>Bill Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org
David Robson email@example.com
Glenn Satchell firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Mitchell email@example.com
Try the following:
>(1) The installation CD doubles as the field disc. Jump into BootProm,
>reboot especifying the device where your cd-rom drive is installed,
>quit the installation program and you are left in the recovery shell.
>(2) use "boot cdrom -s" to boot into a single user mode shell...
>(3) ok> boot cdrom -sw
>will boot from the install media single user, and give you a shell prompt.
>From there you can pretty much do whatever you need to.
(4) It is much the same with sun ... boot off the cdrom and before you
>do any work use the right mouse button to choose (Solaris 2.5) a shell
to work in. There is an /a file system that is actually your boot drive
>if available. You can run a recovery from the utilities on cdrom.
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