This is sheer fantasy...
Posted Dec 9, 2011 10:14 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Distribution quote of the week
Parent article: Distribution quote of the week
the issue here is that /sbin is supposed to be all you need to get the system to the state that will allow you to then mount other filesystems (and fix them if needed)
This is strange fantasy - I'm not sure if it was ever true. Without /bin/sh most systems can reach the state where they can mount anything else.
Sure, it's possible that at some point Solaris have enough tools in /sbin to actually start the system in emergency more, but I doubt that very much.
And in any case this discussion is entirely theoretical because today /sbin is symlink to /usr/sbin in Solaris...
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