Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

open: no such device or address from FW-1


The FW-1 has been installed on a disk other than the default root disk. If the Default Filter option is set (allowing a default filter to be automatically installed during boot), FW-1 tries to load the default security policy from $FWDIR, but the partition that contains $FWDIR is not yet mounted. This mismatch causes this error.


To work around this problem, follow these steps:

# cp /$FWDIR/modules/fwmod.5.x.0 /etc/fw.boot/
# cp /$FWDIR/modules/fw.mkdev /etc/fw.boot/
# cp /$FWDIR/modules/fw.conf /etc/fw.boot/
Go to /usr/kernel/drv and change the links as follows:

fw -> /etc/fw.boot/fwmod.5.x.0
fw.conf -> /etc/fw.boot/fw.conf