Resolving Startup Error Message in Sun Solaris Operating system
The boot block in Sun Solaris operating system is an area of the hard drive that stores information for loading an operating system. Corruption in the boot block primarily occurs due to improper system shutdown, file system corruption, metadata structure damage, virus infection and more.
In most cases of boot block corruption, you encounter an error message that makes your hard drive unmountable and data inaccessible. In such data loss scenarios, an ideal solution is to restore data from an updated backup. However, in case of no backup availability or backup falling short of restoring the required data, you will need to use efficient Sun Solaris Intel Recovery software. Consider a practical scenario, where you encounter any of the below error messages when you attempt to boot your system after upgrading your operating system:
“The file just loaded does not appear to be executable”Or“Boot device: /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/ide@8/cdrom File and args:The file just loaded oes not appear to be executable.”Data saved in the storage device becomes inaccessible after any of the above error messages appear.
In addition, the same error messages reappear each time you attempt to start your system.Cause:The primary cause for the occurrence of the above error message is corruption or damage in boot block.Resolution:To resolve the above error message and access the data, you will need to boot the system in single user mode with cdrom and reinstall boot block.
To do so, type the below command:#installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t3d1s1In most cases, reinstalling the boot block resolves the above error and the data becomes accessible. However, if the above resolution fails to remove the error message, then the best option is to reinstall Sun Solaris operating system.
A fresh reinstall of Sun Solaris operating system will completely erase the data stored in the selected hard drive partition. For absolut recovery of data under such circumstances, you will need to go for powerful Sun Solaris Intel Recovery Software. Such Sun Solaris Data Recovery utilities are built with interactive user interface, which makes them easy to understand and implement.
Stellar Phoenix (Solaris – Intel) software is a trust worthy Sun Solaris Intel Data Recovery utility that recovers lost data from Solaris operating system on Intel platform. This read only recovery utility is compatible with UFS file systems. It gets installed on Windows (XP, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, 98 and 95) and the affected UNIX hard drive should be connected as slave.