ERROR: svc:/system/filesystem/minimal:default failed to mount /var/run (see 'svcs -x' for details) (Doc ID 1354704.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Messages on the console at boot show that /var/run fails to mount and the system boots to Maintenance mode.
The filesystem/minimal service is in maintenance.

SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_142900-07 64-bit
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Hostname: apollo

ERROR: svc:/system/filesystem/minimal:default failed to mount /var/run (see 'svcs -x' for details)
Aug 31 08:45:22 svc.startd[7]: svc:/system/filesystem/minimal:default: Method "/lib/svc/method/fs-minimal" failed with exit status 95.
Aug 31 08:45:22 svc.startd[7]: system/filesystem/minimal:default failed fatally: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs -xv' for details)
Requesting System Maintenance Mode

(See /lib/svc/share/README for more information.)
Console login service(s) cannot run

Root password for system maintenance (control-d to bypass):
single-user privilege assigned to /dev/console.
Entering System Maintenance Mode

Feb 23 11:33:53 su: 'su root' succeeded for root on /dev/console
Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.10 Generic January 2005
#
-bash-3.00# svcs -av | grep minimal
maintenance - 11:33:42 - svc:/system/filesystem/minimal:default

Cause

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