[rescue] path_to_inst

Samuel Kopel kopel at vex.net
Wed Apr 14 17:11:40 CDT 2004

On Wed, 14 Apr 2004, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Under Solaris 7,
> Would it be safe to ...
> 	rm /etc/path_to_inst

This is from the man file for path_to_inst on Solaris 9. Check to see if
it is the same in 7.
     If the file is removed the system may not be bootable (as it
     may rely on information found in this file to find the root,
     usr or swap device).  If it does successfully boot, it  will
     regenerate the file, but  after rebooting devices may end up
     having different minor numbers than  they  did  before,  and
     special  files  created via mknod(1M) may refer to different
     devices than expected.

     For the same reasons, changes should not  be  made  to  this
     file without careful consideration.

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