I'm back with a summary.
First, my original question:
On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, Pierre Mailhot wrote:
> Hello everybody!
> A Solaris 2.4 workstation that was running fine at a customer's site
> just decided last night that it didn't want to reboot from it's system disk.
> >From the information that we could gathered from our customer, it looks like
> either the system disk has crashed or the kernel and related files have been
> On SunOS 4.1.X we could boot from the cdrom in order to load a munix and
> then mount and look at the different partitions of the workstation disks.
> How can we do the same thing with a Solaris 2.4 cdrom? From my knowledge,
> booting from the cdrom will launch the installation script. Is there
> a way to get the same behavior from a Solaris 2.X cdrom that we previously
> had with a SunOS 4.1.X cdrom? I know I could boot from a SunOS 4.1.X cdrom,
> but the customer doesn't have one and we can't ship them a copy (they are
> in Congo!!!).
> Any information would be greatly appreciated.
There seems to be three possibilities:
a) The obvious one: boot cdrom -s
Shame on me for not even had tought of it... :-(
b) The similar one: boot cdrom -sw
Same comment has the preceding one...
c) The one I should have seen: when you're in the installation GUI, you can
select a cmdtool from the OpenWindows menu or you can exit the installation
at some points and then find yourself in single user mode.
Thanks again for your help and recommendations. I was overwhelmed by
the amount of answers I received.
I wish to thank the following fellow sun-managers:
Ron Spillane <email@example.com>
Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Matus Uhlar <email@example.com>
Martin Achilli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Andrej Misik <email@example.com>
"Marks, Evan R" <A700102@aetna.com>
Roberto Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bob Wing <email@example.com>
Mike Ordun <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Anthony Clarke <email@example.com>
Stephen Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stephen P Richardson <email@example.com>
Trevor Kirby <Trevor.Kirby@newcastle.ac.uk>
Daniel Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dave Mitchell <D.Mitchell@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
Jacques Samson <samson@CCG.RNCan.gc.ca>
Nicholas J Brealey <email@example.com>
Justin Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Procter <email@example.com>
Simon-Bernard Drolet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tom Holmberg <email@example.com>
"Michael (M.A.) Meystel" <MEYSTMA%DUVM.BITNET@pucc.PRINCETON.EDU>
"Dr. Micheal Albert" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
And all those whose answers has yet to reach my mailbox.
-- Pierre Mailhot, SysAdmin (TCM) Email: Pierre.Mailhot@LMC.Ericsson.SE Recherche Ericsson Canada Phone: (514) 345-7900 ext. 2869 8400, boul. Decarie Fax: (514) 345-6112 Ville Mont-Royal (Quebec) H4P 2N2 Pager: (514) 338-6995
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