Mount a USB key under Solaris

Insert the USB key in one of the USB slots.

mkdir /rmdisk
/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
/etc/init.d/volmgt start
mount grep rmdisk

It should be there.

If the above doesn’t work please try
/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
iostat -En
Look for your USB device.
mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0p0:c /mnt
mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c1t0d0p0:c /mnt

you are done ๐Ÿ™‚


Solaris root password recovery

Go to the OK Prompt – by pressing Stop +A . Put the 1st Cd for soalris in the cdrom ยท At OK prompt give the command

# boot cdrom -s

Now mount the boot device onto /a ( To check boot device you can use df command)

#mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a

Now open the password file and remove the password entry i.e. the second field

Now unmount the /a mount point #umount /a

Reboot the server in single mode #ok boot -s

Give a new password for root: #passwd
New Password:
Verify Password:

This will reset the password for root and you will be able to login to the box using this password.