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ld.so.1 Problem on Solaris 2.5.1

Posted on 1997-11-05
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       Some shared libraries were accidentally removed from /usr/lib, including ld.so.1.  Now nothing works (including cp, su, mv, ls), except for built-in shell commands (e.g., cd)!  I believe we are running Solaris 2.5.1.  I've tried using /usr/sbin/cp to copy the library back into /usr/lib, but /sbin/su and /sbin/sulogin complain that no root entry exists in the password file (I'm not sure what could have happened to the password file.  As a last resort I could try to boot from cdrom and copy the library in from there, but I was wondering if I there was an easy fix to the su/sulogin problem so that I can copy the library more easily.  The error I get from su/sulogin is below:

2:44pm [11] Wed 11/04/97 bors:~ % /sbin/su
su: Unknown id: root
                                                                                2:44pm [12] Wed 11/04/97 bors:~ % /sbin/sulogin
 
*** NO ENTRY FOR root IN PASSWORD FILE! ***

$

utmp_update: Cannot find /usr/lib/ld.so.1
Entering System Maintenance Mode
 
$ /home/khoi/static/cp /home/khoi/ld.so.1 /usr/lib/  
cp: cannot create /usr/lib/ld.so.1: Permission denied
$

Many thanks in advance for your help.

-Khoi
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Assume that you have another Solaris in your net:

  1. if you have setup ftp (as recommded:), you should have
     a static version of cp and/or mv there (/pub/bin ?)
     Use these to copy your libs from an other host.

  2. Try to mount your corrupted /usr at another host with user
     root access, then copy missing libs from there.
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