[rescue] Trying to revive my E450

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Sun Oct 25 13:20:58 CDT 2015

On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 02:13:13PM -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
> 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.

Understood. I was saying if you try to read them in another Solaris machine
that already has a ZFS root pool you have to be very careful or you'll lose
your other system, too.

> >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.

I don't know either but it is the only thing I could think of. I did manage
to put together an installer on a USB drive by combining a few how-tos I
found but it was so time consuming and annoying it would be easier to get an
actual drive if you live in a country where you can actually find and buy
tech stuff, as opposed to where I live...


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