Unable to mount in failsafe mode in Solaris 10

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Old 08-22-2013
Unable to mount in failsafe mode in Solaris 10


A server is running solaris 10. From the OK prompt, I have used the command 'boot -F failsafe' and here I am trying to mount a remote directory using the command:

#mount /tmp/mnt

but i dont get any response for sometime and then it shows the error message that

nfs mount: RPCbind failure : RPC timed out

whereas when I try to mount that directory in Run Level 3, that is successfully mounted without any issue.

Can anyone please help me!!!


---------- Post updated at 07:55 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:51 PM ----------

I actually need to mount that remote directory to load disk image on this server but unfortunately mount not working in failsafe mode.... Smilie
# 2  
Old 08-22-2013
Your network interface isn't up because you're not at multi-user.

Manually configure the interface by:

ifconfig <interface name> plumb

Followed by:

ifconfig <interface name> <ipaddr/netmask/etc>

Followed by:

ifconfig <interface name> up

You may need to:

route add default <IP-Address>

(address of router if required to reach target)

You should then be able to ping the nfs target successfully and, if so, the remote mount should also work.

Hope that helps.
# 3  
Old 08-22-2013
Unable to mount in failsafe mode in Solaris 10

Thanks for the response, but I have already followed these steps.
I have configured the interface e1000g0 and added the default route. Also, I am able to ping the nexthop router.

What could be the possible cases in which system can show RPC bind error?
Can anyone confirm, if traceroute works in failsafe mode?
Can I run a snoop in failsafe mode?

---------- Post updated at 09:57 PM ---------- Previous update was at 09:55 PM ----------

Is there anything else that I can check/verify?

Last edited by DukeNuke2; 08-23-2013 at 03:15 AM..
# 4  
Old 08-22-2013
You mention the interface is e1000g0. That tells me this is a SPARC system.

You say that you can ping the nexthop router. Does that mean that you can't ping the target nfs machine??

What is the target machine? Is that a Solaris box?

Yes, I would expect traceroute to work in failsafe mode.
# 5  
Old 08-23-2013
Originally Posted by hicksd8
You mention the interface is e1000g0. That tells me this is a SPARC system.
The e1000g driver is supported on both SPARC and x86 hardware.
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