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# 1  
Old 05-25-2006
System not starting completely

I have an Ultra 60, running Solaris 5.8. During boot all of a sudden it dies after Yp comes up then the netmasks are set and then I don't see anything any more. How do I tell whats causing it to hang at this point. I can login to it but can't tell what preocess is hung. /var/adm/messages has no new entries in it. Autofs also has not started.
# 2  
Old 05-25-2006
try doing a boot -v from the ok prompt. You should get more information.

If is hanging at the binding step yp is not working right. boot single user then move the /etc/defaultdomain to defaultdomain.orig and boot and see if the system comes up.

# 3  
Old 05-25-2006
server is NIS server

The server is an NIS server and all YP services come up , -v did not help it only told me that all the hardware came up ok...

# 4  
Old 05-25-2006
What's not working?
# 5  
Old 05-25-2006
you can do a boot -va

the "a" stands for ask you will have to respond with a yes at each question you can tell exactly what is not starting.

we use a lot of U60s, they have been a good machine over the years. We are running Solaris 10 on them all now.

some times when a system hangs it is waiting for an NFS mount to happen.

Is this machine the nis master or a slave? if it is a slave you can bind it to itself so it does nto have to see the master to come up.

you can start the autofs from /etc/init.d/autofs start

you also need to check you /etc/vfstab to see if it is trying to hard mount something that is not there.


Last edited by mr16ga; 05-25-2006 at 06:46 PM..
# 6  
Old 05-25-2006
console does not give a prompt

I determined that there was a mount in the vfstab table that physically no longer exisisted. this just caused it to hang forever. Got past that problem.
# 7  
Old 05-25-2006
can you tell net into the system?

If you can then check to see if dtlogin is running. ps -ef |grep dtlogin

If it is try killing it (it will restart). I have an E250 that does not give a login prompt untill i kill the dtlogin and it starts again. I have not had time to fool with it to fix it yet.

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