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Solaris Troubleshooting : replicate VTOC table to new disk using fmthard

It is assumed that both the disks are of the same capacity and similar in type.  The following Instruction assumes a PATH variable that contains /usr/sbin and /usr/bin. For commands or files that normally exist outside of these common directories, full paths are specified. Source      = DISK1...


Solaris Troubleshooting : Debugging the Solaris Name Service Switch

The processing of the name service switch configuration file, /etc/nsswitch.conf, is subtle.  Existing tools, such as ” truss” , do not always provide sufficent information as to how a lookup is performed. However, by setting the NSS_OPTIONS environment variable, the name service switch can reveal how...


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Solaris Troubleshooting : Boot Error “FATAL: system is not bootable, boot command is disabled”

In most cases, this warning occurs at the OBP “ok” prompt if the power-up initialization (right after the banner was displayed) was aborted. Usually,this is done by using the Stop-A keystroke (XIR Reset).If after such an occurrence “boot” command is executed, the system displays the following...


Solaris Troubleshooting : Force an Ethernet network boot client to boot in full duplex or half duplex mode

At Open Boot Prom (OBP) level, all Sun Ethernet interfaces default to use autonegotiation to connect with the highest possible speed and mode. Since most switches and interfaces use this default, too, it is Sun’s recommendation not to change it for regular use


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