[OmniOS-discuss] Problem with a couple of drives and omnios

Dan McDonald danmcd at omniti.com
Sat Mar 14 18:59:11 UTC 2015

> On Mar 14, 2015, at 3:09 PM, Frank Pittel <fwp at deepthought.com> wrote:
> I thought at first that something happened to my boot drives so I unplugged my 2TB drives and tried to boot from dvd to reinstall. I didn't hit
> the button for the boot menu fast enough and ended up booting from disk. To my surprise the OS booted fine. I then plugged in the 2TB zones and
> tried booting again. To make a long story short I found that the two drives for one of the pools were causing the problem. I've tried deleting the
> zpools, removing partitions and even used dd to overwrite the MBR on the drives. No luck with any of the attempts. Have I damaged the drives in
> some wierd way or done something to keep them from working with omnios?

So wait, removing one of your DATA pools makes this machine boot okay?  Did you check your zpool status after booting?  You may have been able to export the (disconnected) pool, then plug the drives back in, then reboot, and reimport the pool.

The corrupted "unix" at the end of platform/i86pc/... suggests possible a corrupt menu.lst.  Did you check with grub what the menu entry was actually passing along?  You can do that with the 'e' key over your specific boot menu choice.


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