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  1. Solaris 10 - Patches Killed It?

    Hi All
    I have Solaris 10 running on Dual Xeon,

    The last time it had patches installed was March 2005

    I installed all patches from March onwards this morning, and now th
    machine will not boot

    I had RAID1 mirroring setup on the machine, and all it does now i
    complain about an "Unrecoverable read error" on c2d0s0 the 2nd disk

    The machine never boots. If i disable the 2nd Disk in the DELL Bios,
    get a kernel panic and a boot loop

    Also,if i boot with the install CD i can't mount the root drive usin

    mount /dev/dsk/c1d0s0, it tells me that its an invalid boot device

    Both these drives were fine this morning, so i expect one of th
    patches has corrupted something.

    If i could get into the console, i could delete the replicas and jus
    disconnect the 2nd drive from the configuration

    Any ideas how i can get into the console on this box

    The console i have (boot interpreter) only allows me to do 1 or
    things, no mv, rm,metadb, nothing

    NOTE: i was able to get in and mount / by letting the CDROM installe
    get pretty far and then cancelling, but it is a "read only fil
    system" so i can't change anything.

    help

    Mik


  2. Re: Solaris 10 - Patches Killed It?

    mdreeling wrote:
    > Hi All,
    > I have Solaris 10 running on Dual Xeon,
    >
    > The last time it had patches installed was March 2005.
    >
    > I installed all patches from March onwards this morning, and now the
    > machine will not boot.
    >
    > I had RAID1 mirroring setup on the machine, and all it does now is
    > complain about an "Unrecoverable read error" on c2d0s0 the 2nd disk.
    >
    > The machine never boots. If i disable the 2nd Disk in the DELL Bios, i
    > get a kernel panic and a boot loop.
    >
    > Also,if i boot with the install CD i can't mount the root drive using
    >
    > mount /dev/dsk/c1d0s0, it tells me that its an invalid boot device.
    >
    > Both these drives were fine this morning, so i expect one of the
    > patches has corrupted something.
    >
    > If i could get into the console, i could delete the replicas and just
    > disconnect the 2nd drive from the configuration.
    >
    > Any ideas how i can get into the console on this box?
    >
    > The console i have (boot interpreter) only allows me to do 1 or 2
    > things, no mv, rm,metadb, nothing!
    >
    > NOTE: i was able to get in and mount / by letting the CDROM installer
    > get pretty far and then cancelling, but it is a "read only file
    > system" so i can't change anything..
    >
    > help!
    >
    > Mike
    >


    Looks like your first disk is dead.

    Unfortunately there is a bug in the kernel concerning booting with a
    broken root mirror that brings you into the panic loop. I guess this is
    what you are experiencing. You need 118844-27 or later IIRC to get this
    fixed.

    To solve your problem, try booting into single user mode, clear the
    metadb on the broken disk, replace the disk, and "metareplace -e" the
    mirror. To get into single user mode boot from a cd and enter "b -s" on
    the boot interpreter.

    For future patch sessions I strongly recommend you taking a look at live
    upgrade. Take a look at the install guide of Solaris 10 to learn more.

    HTH,
    Tom

  3. Re: Solaris 10 - Patches Killed It?

    Thomas Maier-Komor wrote:
    > mdreeling wrote:
    >> Hi All,
    >> I have Solaris 10 running on Dual Xeon,
    >>
    >> The last time it had patches installed was March 2005.
    >>
    >> I installed all patches from March onwards this morning, and now the
    >> machine will not boot.
    >>


    You might check bios to make sure that the appropriate disk is actually
    being booted off of. We had this problem until we figured out that
    somehow bios was changed and it tried to boot off the wrong disk.

    keith

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