[rescue] Trying to revive my E450

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sun Oct 25 13:13:13 CDT 2015

On 2015-10-25 1:19 PM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:46:24PM -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
>> Yeah. When I packed it up, I wrapped the disks in foam and tape and stored
>> them carefully with the key, so I know it's the pair.
> That sounds ominous. I would suggest being very careful about not trying to
> install those drives in a machine with a ZFS root. Many versions of S10 go

There only were ever two drives in this machine.

> into fatal kernel panics when more than one ZFS root pool is present. I lost
> a system that way and found other people did too.
>>> Are you sure you are booting from the right drives? It might be worth trying
>>> to boot from the other drives too in case you pulled the wrong ones.
>> There were only two in this array.
> I misunderstood that you had 4 total and only pulled the root mirror drives.
>> The two drives DO probe with probe-scsi, I meant to say this (though
>> probe-scsi-all hangs).
>> The machine only has CD-ROM, so I must have done the original install from
>> CD-ROM images of Solaris 10, which Oracle no longer supplies. (If anyone has
>> a set, let me know...)
> My internet connectivity has gone from bad to worse. Even if I could find
> the set you could never download it from me. I'm sure somebody else has one
> although IIRC at some point CD downloads were no longer available so it
> would have to be a pretty old release.
> If you can boot from USB maybe you could plug in a USB DVD and boot the
> latest S10 installer to a shell?

I'm not sure E450 can boot from USB? But if so, that's definitely an option.


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