[Summary] Unable to boot Ultra 60

From: Michael DeSimone <michael_at_desimone.net>
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 20:40:10 EDT
My Original message is posted below. I was unable to get my system to boot
again so I was forced to backup the system and move all data to another
system via mounting the remote system. I would like to thank Hichael Morton,
Randy Romero, Rajeev Jain and Eugene Schmidt for their suggestions Which
reinstalling the boot block with installboot (man installboot)
Checking to make sure there was no overlap in my partition table
boot -ar
checking the hardware
using pkgchk to try and repair links etc

Even though none of the suggestions fixed my problem they should help fix
similar problems, they have in the past at least [READ: use the archives]

Thanks -
Michael DeSimone

details on pkgchk help:

mount -F ufs /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a

( mount c0t0d0sX as /a/usr if applicable, ditto /a/var, /a/opt if you have
these slices)
pkgchk -R /a -af ; pkgchk -R /a    (this will recreate any links & restore
permissions. It will also complain about missing files. Note that some files
might be a different size. Use discretion...)
umount /a  (after fixing if required)
init 6

This normally finds the problems.

> First Thanks to Hichael Morton for suggesting to reinstall the boot block
> with installboot. I tried that but it did not change the situation.
> I have done some more digging and experimenting ...
> I still get the same Can't invoke /etc/init, error 2 - which, according to
> Sun, means that  /etc/init is actually missing
> (
http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/806-1075/6jacsnimi?q=Can%27t+invoke+%2fetc%2finit%2c+error+2&a=view )
> I can boot off the CDROM and fsck all partitions, I can mount all
> partitions. I can even reboot the system with /a/etc/init 6 (my mounted
> system). I still get the same error when the system tries to come back up.
> tried recreating the link from etc/init to ../sbin/init. I moved over the
> sbin/init from my CD. I reinstalled the boot block but still no dice.
> Is my system just gone? I just can't buy that with all partitions
> and able to read and write to them.
> According to http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/802-2002/6i60dq869?a=view (which
> a nice diagram of the boot process)
> I should be croaking on step 6 - the kernel starts the init process. Which
> is after the root file system is mounted. Could something be happening
> prevents my root files system from mounting?
> Any ideas as to what could be happening would me most appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Michael
> > I have a U60 that dies on boot with the following error:
> >
> > ++++++++START ERROR+++++++++
> > panic[cpu0]/thread=7091dd60: Can't invoke /etc/init, error 2
> >
> >
> > 40067c20 genunix:icode+25c (ffbeffe8, 0, 0, 7091bd48, ffffffff,
> >   %l0-7: ffbefff4 10031154 00000001 4008fe40 00000bb8 00000000 00000000
> > 10410ec8
> >
> > syncing file systems... done
> > skipping system dump - no dump device configured
> > rebooting...
> > Resetting ...
> > ++++++++END ERROR+++++++++
> >
> > Archives/google point to the possibility of a corrupt boot disk, which
> makes
> > sense. The system does not have an internal CDROM so I attached an
> external
> > one. I booted off of it and ran an FSCK rebooted and got the same error.
> >
> > How can I confirm that this is in fact a corrupt boot disk?
> > Is there anything I can do to fix it or do I need to rebuild and
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> > I WILL summarize
> > Michael DeSimone
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