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boot fails with "INIT: Absent svc.startd entry or bad contract template." (Doc ID 1675022.1)

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

boot fails with errors like the following.  Also unable to login at the maintenance prompt.

INIT: Absent svc.startd entry or bad contract template.  Not starting svc.startd.
                                                                                Requesting maintenance mode
                                                                                                           (See /lib/svc/share/README for additional information.)

           Root password for system maintenance (control-d to bypass):
Serial console stopped.

Changes

 

Cause

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