How to tell if my Solaris machine is custard

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by Saggas, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Saggas

    Saggas Member

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    So I have a HP microserver that has Solaris 11.1 (x86) and a ZFS pool running on it.

    Hadn't been used in maybe 12 months, I fired it up and was serving some 'linux distros' across my home network. Was workin fine for maybe 3 weeks.

    I came home one day to find it unresponsive and at a black screen, unable to gain any sort of control I rebooted it.

    Now its stuck in a boot loop at the Solaris screen with a spinning red ring (no xbox references please!)

    If I modify the boot settings to boot into 'console=text' its locks as well

    If I modify any of the boot settings to boot into single users mode it auto reboots.


    any thoughts? ps HELP! haha
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2020
  2. Hater

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    boot it from a live CD and run a hardware test
     
  3. HobartTas

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    Is the boot drive running Ext3 or ZFS? Back before you could boot off ZFS I could only use Ext3 and if the filesystem had corruption I couldn't boot from it either.
     

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