SUMMARY: Disk Suite

From: Rodney Simioni <>
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 16:33:45 EDT
The reason why I was not able to boot into multi-user mode was that I had
the wrong metadevice in /etc/vfstab. I used the sub mirror naming convention
rather then tne actual mirror naming convention. The metastat command can
verify this. As far as not able to mount the file system in single user
mode, since I was using the sub mirror name, it was write protected--that's
why I couldn't make any changes to the file system in single user mode. So I
had to boot from the cdrom, mount the root, and change the vfstab back to
it's original state before disk suite (luckily I had a copy of the vfstab),
boot again, and make the correct changes to the vfstab. Then I used the
metattach command to resync the disks.

Thanks to all that helped.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rodney Simioni []
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 1:03 PM
To: ''
Subject: DiskSuite

I'm using DiskSuite for the first time so please bear my inexperience. I
have set up the metadevices and "I think"  I followed the directions from
the white paper on After I rebooted I got the following messages:

# init 6
INIT: Cannot create /var/adm/utmpx

So I'm trying to mount the file system to edit the vfstab and I'm getting
the following:

# mount -o rw,remount /dev/md/dsk/d10 /
mount: /dev/md/dsk/d10 write-protected

I searched everywhere and I can't find a solution to the above so I'm at
your mercy to bail me out of this elementary issue.
Thanks in advance.


PS: Below is my vfstab -- by the way shouldn't root be yes for mounting at
boot time. The instructions, didn't really clarify that.

fd      -       /dev/fd fd      -       no      -
/proc   -       /proc   proc    -       no      -
/dev/md/dsk/d11 -       -       swap    -       no      -
/dev/md/dsk/d10 /dev/md/rdsk/d10        /       ufs     1       no      -
/dev/md/dsk/d14 /dev/md/rdsk/d14        /dump   ufs     2       yes     -
/dev/md/dsk/d17 /dev/md/rdsk/d17        /export/home    ufs     2       yes
/dev/md/dsk/d15 /dev/md/rdsk/d15        /opt    ufs     2       yes     -
/dev/md/dsk/d16 /dev/md/rdsk/d16        /var/logs       ufs     2       yes
swap    -       /tmp    tmpfs   -       yes     -
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