This message can appear while a system is booting, indicating that the init(1M) program is missing or corrupted. Note that /etc/init is a symbolic link to /sbin/init.
Boot the mini-root so you can replace init(1M).
Halt the machine by typing Stop-A or by pressing the reset button.
Reboot as a single user from the CD-ROM, the net, or a diskette. For example, type boot cdrom -s at the ok prompt to boot from a CD-ROM.
After the system comes up and gives you a # prompt, mount the device corresponding to the original root (/) partition somewhere, with a command similar to the mount(1M) command, as shown below:
# mount /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s0 /mnt # cp /sbin/init /mnt/sbin/init # reboot
Then copy the init(1M) program from the mini-root to the original root (/) partition.
Reboot the system.
The error number is 2 if /sbin/init is missing, or 8 if /sbin/init has an incorrect executable format. This message is usually followed by a panic: icode message. The system tries to reboot itself, but goes into a loop, because rebooting is impossible without init(1M).
For more information on booting the system, see the section on halting and booting the system in the System Administration Guide, Volume 1.