System Panics During the Boot Sequence with "Can't invoke /etc/init, error <errno>" (Doc ID 1006572.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

During the boot sequence an error message with the following synopsis is reported on the console.

panic[cpu<n>]/thread=<thread_id>: Can't invoke /etc/init, error <errno>

where <n> represents the CPU number, <thread_id> represents the thread currently on the CPU at the time of the panic and <errno> represents an error code.

For example,

panic[cpu0]/thread=300004f9d00: Can't invoke /etc/init, error 2

The boot sequence is restarted and the message reported again resulting in a  panic cycle which will loop indefinitely.

Cause

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