[OpenIndiana-discuss] livecd zpool import -fR /a xpool but no files
calum.mackay at cdmnet.org
Mon Nov 29 00:54:31 UTC 2010
I'm not sure what happened in your case, but I've just tried it with a
fresh OI b147 install, and it worked perfectly. At no point did I see
I installed OIb147 in a Vbox VM, using the DVD ISO.
Then booted the DVD ISO again, and "zpool import" showed me rpool, as
zpool import -f -R /a rpool
zfs set mountpoint=/b rpool/ROOT/openindiana
zfs mount rpool/ROOT/openindiana
and I could see my personal username in the passwd file, ensuring I was
looking at my installed /etc.
zpool export rpool
and reboot, and it came up perfectly into my install, no issues at all.
So this is clearly a usable recovery method, once the mountpoint and
mount are done. And perhaps there is a better way to handle that, but it
worked for me.
To address your current situation, I would try booting the ISO/Live
again, and seeing what "zpool import" says. If it's xpool, or anything
other than rpool, then:
zpool import -f -R /a badpool rpool
[where "badpool" is whatever was reported by "zpool import"]
to rename it to rpool, then try the above steps, or just export and reboot.
Hopefully that will get you back going again...
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