Summary: Disk Suite / vfstab

From: Fiengo, Paul (Contractor) <>
Date: Tue Feb 18 2003 - 14:01:19 EST

Thank you to all who responded.  My situation has been resolved and I am
greatly appreciative.  This list is such an incredible resource of talent.
Below is my original post.  I received a couple of different solutions to
this problem.  The most popular was the following:

Before trying to boot from cdrom, try adding the following line to root's
.exrc file...
set dir=/tmp
you will have to use a command like: 
# echo "set dir=/tmp" >>.exrc
This should change the directory from /var/tmp to /tmp

I did not use this approach.  I used the following:

1. Put in Solaris disk 1 of 2.
2. Go to OK prompt.
3. run OK> boot cdrom -s
Once in single user mode run the following:
4. fsck -y /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 (only run this if the bottom steps don't
work at first)
5.  TERM=sun; export TERM
6. mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a
7. edit /a/etc/vfstab and correct your errors.
This worked for me and I was able to make the necessary changes and get my
system to boot.  Again... thank you all for your assistance.  I don't even
want to think about what I'd be doing if everyone didn't save my arse!!!

Paul Fiengo

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Fiengo, Paul (Contractor)  
> Sent:	Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:10 PM
> To:	''
> Subject:	Disk Suite / vfstab
> Gurus,
> In my haste of setting up a Disk Suite (4.2.1) mirror of my root disk, I
> failed to properly modify my /etc/vfstab.  I performed "metaroot" and am
> able to boot to single-user mode.  However, the system is unable to find
> the remaining slices due to the following entries:
> /dev/md/dsk/c3t0d0s3
> /dev/md/dsk/c3t0d0s1
> /dev/md/dsk/c3t0d0s4
> etc...
> As you can see I failed to rename the path with the mirror number.
> Example:
> /dev/md/dsk/d30
> /dev/md/dsk/d10
> /dev/md/dsk/d40
> Now PLEASE tell me there is a way to boot from cdrom to correct this
> failure.  I cannot vi /etc/vfstab because /var is one of the partitions
> that it cannot locate and I need /var/tmp to open a temp copy of the
> vfstab when I make my edits.  I do not know how to boot from cdrom and
> would need to know the steps to correct my obvious ignorance.  I am
> running Solaris 8 02/02 on a SunFire 280R.  I have the latest patches
> installed.  I will summarize !!!
> Paul Fiengo
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Received on Tue Feb 18 14:05:43 2003

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