Solaris Operating System: Local Filesystem Issue May Cause No Network Services on Reboot (Doc ID 1006905.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Systems running Solaris 10 Operating System (S10) with local filesystem issues will find that network services such as inetd or sshd fail start.

A bootup/reboot, will commonly see this type of message:

SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_118822-25 64-bit
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Hostname: netlab36
SUNW,eri0 : 100 Mbps full duplex link up
checking ufs filesystems
/dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s0: is logging.
svc:/system/filesystem/local:default: WARNING: /sbin/mountall -l failed: exit status 1
May 26 21:02:42 svc.startd[7]: svc:/system/filesystem/local:default: 
Method "/lib/svc/method/fs-local" failed with exit status 95.
[ system/filesystem/local:default failed fatally (see 'svcs -x' for details) ] 

At least four items may be observed during this issue:

Since network services are not available in this situation, administrators will need to be connected to the system via console or serial port to see these boot errors.

Cause

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