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Devfsadm not Creating Links in /dev/rdsk /dev/dsk on Solaris 11.2 and Solaris 11.3 (Doc ID 2393452.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Procedure and problem:

Use Solaris 11.2 x86 / Solaris 11.3 x86 systems and follow steps given below:

1. Boot a working system into OS CD.
2. Run following commands in shell prompt
2.a. mkdir /a /b
2.b. zpool import –R /a –f rpool
2.c. zfs mount –o mountpoint=/b rpool/ROOT/solaris
2.d. rm –rf /b/dev/*
2.e. rm –rf /b/devices/*
2.f. cd /
2.g. zfs umount /b
2.h. zpool export –f rpool
3. reboot the system to boot it from hard disk
4. Add –v to grub menu to verbose logging
5. As expected, the system will halt during booting
6. Boot the system again in OS CD
7. Run following commands in shell prompt
7.a. mkdir /a /b
7.b. zpool import –R /a –f rpool
7.c. zfs mount –o mountpoint=/b rpool/ROOT/solaris
7.d. cd /b/etc
7.e. mv path_to_inst path_to_inst_old
7.f. devfsadm –r /b –p /b/etc/path_to_inst
7.g. cd /
7.h. zfs umount /b
7.i. zpool export –f rpool
8. reboot the system to boot it from hard disk
9. The system still halts during booting, which is unexpected behavior.


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