Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide


Do the following:

  1. Boot the mini-root so you can replace init(1M).

  2. Halt the machine by typing Stop-A or by pressing the reset button.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Then copy the init(1M) program from the mini-root to the original root (/) partition.

  6. Reboot the system.

If this does not work, other files might be corrupted, and you might need to reinstall the entire system.