SUMMARY: Solaris 8, flash archive, & Disksuite

From: Niall O Broin <>
Date: Fri Jul 15 2011 - 12:19:52 EDT
I asked:

> I am trying to clone a V880 running Solaris 8 2/02 which has 6 disks and
> uses Disksuite. I create the flar, and do the install, which proceeds as
> expected, until it's time to reboot, at which point it all goes sadly
> as it fails to mount the root filesystem with this error message:
> panic[cpu2]/thread=10408000: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root
> I guess it's trying to mount the root fs on a meta device which isn't
> How do I go about fixing this? Can I boot from the install CD and create
> meta devices ?

I got a couple of answers, but nobody quite got the problem, though one reply
did inspire
me to look at /etc/system, which was the source of my woes - there was a
rootdev entry there
pointing to a non existent (yet) metadevice. I removed that entry and I could
then boot and
start recreating the metadevices. I may have to turn this into a Jumpstart
so it's good to know.

Kindest regards,

Niall  O Broin
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Received on Fri Jul 15 12:20:10 2011

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