Will re-installing the Solaris OS help when present OS has problems

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Old 12-05-2007
Error Will re-installing the Solaris OS help when present OS has problems

Does re-installing the Solaris OS when the existing OS has problems solve the issue?

Problem here I mean "FILE SYSTEM BAD" after a fsck and the machine is not rebooting.

My doubt also includes the question whether all inodes etc in the hard disk of the Sun machine gets re-formatted when we re-install the Solaris OS?

Can someone please help me?Smilie
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Old 12-05-2007
Can you boot into single user mode and then run fsck on '/'? Or is the boot not even reaching that point?

For your other question, when you reinstall Solaris, you will be starting fresh, with a new filesystem. So if its only the filesystem thats trashed in the current OS, you won't face the problem after a reinstall.
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Old 12-05-2007
Ya I am able to boot into single user mode...
I ran a plain "fsck -y" and that time only it told me that "FILE SYSTEM IS BAD"

You mean I have to run it as "fsck /"
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