[rescue] Solaris 10 x86 recovery?

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Jan 30 12:24:17 CST 2010

My Solaris 10 x86 box went down hard last night, sometime between 0130
(when the last mail message got transferred) and 0214 (when babylon5's
eix-sync failed because it couldn't resolve any hostnames).  It doesn't
APPEAR that any hardware has failed, but the boot filesystem (which is a
ZFS mirror) is not mountable.  I can get to a single-user shell from the
install CDs, but zfs/zpool list says no zfs datasets/pools available.
The disks all seem to be present.  Am I missing something?  Is there a
way I can recover my ZFS pool data from the single-user shell?  Should I
be able to fsck and mount a partition on the boot disks just as though
it was not mirrored?

I'm hoping I can get the system booted if I can just figure out how to
fsck the boot partitions, but I've never had to do this on ZFS before
and I don't want to blow away my installed OS by fumbling around in the
dark and doing something wrong.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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