SUMMARY: can't boot Ultra-2 (Solaris 2.6)

From: George Papadimitriou <>
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 15:11:42 EDT
Hi all,

I ended up doing what most of you suggested:
1) Tried to fsck and mount the root partition to no avail.
2) Booted single-user from the Solaris 2.7 CD, turned on the network 
(using ifconfig and route), and then proceeded with copying the data I 
needed to a different machine.

Thank you all very much for your input.

Thanks to:
Brett Lymn            
Larry Snyder          
amit mahajan          
"Brown, Christopher (REA - AUS)"
Kamalan Govender      
Paul Richards         
Matthew Stier         
"Homan, Charles (NE)" 
Russ Poffenberger   
Ric Anderson          
Rik Schneider         
Darren Dunham         

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Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 21:56:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: George Papadimitriou <>
Subject: can't boot Ultra-2 (Solaris 2.6)

Hi all,

I have an old Ultra-2 (running Solaris 2.6), which has been offline for
the past few months.  When I powered the machine on earlier today, I got
the following error:

ok boot
Boot device: disk  File and args:
Boot load failed.
The file just loaded does not appear to be executable.

I used a Solaris 2.7 CD to boot the machine, and I was able to see the 
disk using format.  Here is the partition information:

Part  Tag
0     root   
1     swap
2     backup
5     var
6     usr   
7     data

I am able to mount ok the 5,6, & 7 partitions, but I can't do the same
with partition 0.  When I try to mount it, I get the following error: 
$ mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 is not this fstype

fsck doesn't work on it either.

I really need to copy the data located on partition 7 to another machine
(through the network), but I am unable to do so, until the machine boots

Please, let me know what other info, you need me to provide.

I'd really appreciate your help.  Thank you very much!
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