Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Cannot boot after install, error that points to an .rc file


The user completes the installation of the Solaris 2.6 IA software. Upon reboot, the user gets an error referencing an .rc file (example: 11045.rc). This file has probably been deleted or placed in a different directory. As the Solaris software looks for this file during the bootup sequence and cannot find it, the system hangs, because it cannot complete the boot process.


During the installation process, there is an option to save the configuration assistant choices to a file. The error is pointing to the saved configuration file. The user was never supposed to have the option to save these choices to a file. Users should exit the setup after making their choices. If the users do save these choices to a file and if this file gets deleted or moved, the system hangs during the boot process. To solve this problem, the user boots in single user mode. From the # prompt, the user should do the following:

  1. cd /platform/i86pc/boot/solaris/machines

  2. Delete all files in this directory.

  3. Reboot the system.

This corrects the problem and allows the Solaris software to complete loading.