Solaris > How to boot system into emergency mode

last updated in Categories News

IA32: To boot system for emergency mode (boot from CD)


1) Boot from Solaris 1st CD

2) At Solaris Device Configuration Assistant, Press F2 key

3) Then press ENTER key twice

4) At Identified Devices, Press F2 key

5) At Boot Solaris, select CD to boot system

6) At next screen system will ask about to “Select the type of Installation”, type
the argument b –s and press ENTER key to boot system into single user mode.

7) Next at shell prompt type the following commands -:

# mount /dev/dsk/c0d0s0 /a
# TERM=ansi
# export TERM
# cd /a

8) You can access the system.

9) When done type as follows to reboot the system:

# cd /
# umount /a
# init 6

SPARC: To boot system for emergency mode (boot from CD), at ok prompt type:

boot cdrom -s
# mount /dev/dsk/c0t1d0s0 /a
# cd /a
# TERM=vt100
# export TERM
# cd /
# umount /a
# init 6

(Check out all of our posts on Solaris)


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.