System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Force a sulogin Prompt If the system/filesystem/local:default Service Fails During Boot

Local file systems that are not required to boot the Solaris OS are mounted by the svc:/system/filesystem/local:default service. When any of those file systems are unable to be mounted, the service enters a maintenance state. System startup continues, and any services which do not depend on filesystem/local are started. Services which require filesystem/local to be online before starting through dependencies are not started.

To change the configuration of the system so that a sulogin prompt appears immediately after the service fails instead of allowing system startup to continue, follow the procedure below.

  1. Modify the system/console-login service.

    # svccfg -s svc:/system/console-login
    svc:/system/console-login> addpg site,filesystem-local dependency
    svc:/system/console-login> setprop site,filesystem-local/entities = fmri: svc:/system/filesystem/local
    svc:/system/console-login> setprop site,filesystem-local/grouping = astring: require_all
    svc:/system/console-login> setprop site,filesystem-local/restart_on = astring: none
    svc:/system/console-login> setprop site,filesystem-local/type = astring: service
    svc:/system/console-login> end
  2. Refresh the service.

    # svcadm refresh console-login

Example 19–18 Forcing an sulogin Prompt Using Oracle Solaris JumpStart

Save the following commands into a script and save it as /etc/rcS.d/S01site-customfs.

# This script adds a dependency from console-login -> filesystem/local
# This forces the system to stop the boot process and drop to an sulogin prompt
# if any file system in filesystem/local fails to mount.

export PATH

	svccfg -s svc:/system/console-login << EOF
addpg site,filesystem-local dependency
setprop site,filesystem-local/entities = fmri: svc:/system/filesystem/local
setprop site,filesystem-local/grouping = astring: require_all
setprop site,filesystem-local/restart_on = astring: none
setprop site,filesystem-local/type = astring: service

svcadm refresh svc:/system/console-login

[ -f /etc/rcS.d/S01site-customfs ] &&
    rm -f /etc/rcS.d/S01site-customfs


When a failure occurs with the system/filesystem/local:default service, the svcs -vx command should be used to identify the failure. After the failure has been fixed, the following command clears the error state and allows the system boot to continue: svcadm clear filesystem/local.