SUMMARY: How to reinstall SUNWpr on Solaris 10 x86

From: Loris Serena <>
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 12:59:52 EST
	Thanks a mill to Darren Dunham, Koef, Darren Brechman-Toussaint and


	1. boot in "Solaris failsafe" mode
	   (the HDD gets mounted under /a )

	2. mount the Solaris 10 1of4 CD
	   # mount  -F hsfs /dev/dsk/c1t0d0p0 /cdrom

	3. make sure /var, /usr and /opt of the HDD are properly mounted
	   (in my case I had to manually add /var )
	   # mount /dev/dsk/c0d0s3 /a/var

	4. locate the missing package on the CD, copy it to /tmp and install
it onto the HDD
	   # pkgadd -d . -R /a SUNWpr

	This worked for me, but I had to do the exact same to re-install
SUNWtls too...

	Great great list!


>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Loris Serena  
> Sent:	15 March 2006 22:17
> To:	''
> Subject:	How to reinstall SUNWpr on Solaris 10 x86
> Guys, 
> In a (very unlucky) attempt to minimize a Solaris 10 x86 install, I've
> removed the SUNWpr package (Netscape Portable Runtime Interface), and now
> when I try to login (either via ssh or at the console) I get the following
> error:
> login: myusername
> login: open_module: /usr/lib/security/ failed:
> login: fatal: open failed: No such file or
> directory.
> Basically, by removing SUNWpr I've also removed from my system
> (how bad?)
> Now, booting "Solaris failsafe" from the grub menu, I've put the Solaris
> 10 disc 1 of 4 (which contains SUNWpr) in the CD drive,
> # iostat -En       returns c1t0d0 as my cdrom 
> but when I try to mount it with
> # mount -F hsfs /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2 /cdrom
> it returns 
> NOTICE: hs_findhsvol:bread: error=(5)
> mount: I/O error
> mount: cannot mount /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2
> So, I'm a bit stuck now ;-(
> Any idea about how to get that CD mounted to reinstall the SUNWpr package
> which contains ?
> Thanks in advance
> Loris
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