Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide

ProcedureHow to Boot ZFS Failsafe Mode

  1. Boot failsafe mode.

    On a SPARC system:

    ok boot -F failsafe

    On an x86 system, select failsafe mode from the GRUB prompt.

  2. Mount the ZFS BE on /a when prompted:

    ROOT/zfsBE was found on rpool.
    Do you wish to have it mounted read-write on /a? [y,n,?] y
    mounting rpool on /a
    Starting shell.
  3. Change to the /a/etc directory.

    # cd /a/etc
  4. If necessary, set the TERM type.

    # TERM=vt100
    # export TERM
  5. Correct the passwd or shadow file.

    # vi shadow
  6. Reboot the system.

    # init 6