Re: failsafe mode fails me
I don't believe Solaris will mount automatically in Fail Safe Mode. You have to mount it manually. The CD will probably be easier. The command will look something like this:
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2 /mnt
Basically what that says is to mount the "high sierra file system" "read only" "device c1t0d0s2" on /mnt of your hard disk.
Please note, that the device c1t0d0s2 may be different on your computer. To find the device of the cdrom on your system just issue the command /usr/bin/rmformat. Be sure not to use the "r" preceding "dsk". The mount command will not work on a "raw" disk (rdsk).