mounting Solaris 11

joe52's picture


Solaris 11 is short on Grub research because is did not know that I had Debian Jessie and Stretch partitions already on the hardrive. So I needed to boot from Jessie boot disk in the rescue mode, reinstall Jessie Grub and I made it back. However, I cannot mount the Solaris partition now.

Information I have on Solaris 11 is that is uses zfs. Except mount doesn't have a zfs filetype. Is there a trick to mount Solaris 11?

I found tricks:

Debian Packages
DKMS style packages for Debian are available from the repository. These packages track the latest official upstream tag and are refreshed as new releases are made available. Packages are provided for:

Releases: Debian 8.0 Jessie
Arches: amd64
Releases: Debian 7.0 Wheezy
Arches: amd64
To add the repository to your system install the zfsonlinux package as shown below. This will add the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zfsonlinux.list and /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/zfsonlinux.gpg files to your computer. Afterwards, you can install zfs like any other Debian package using apt-get. As new updated packages are made available they will be detected and installed as part of the standard update process.

$ su -
# apt-get install lsb-release
# wget
# dpkg -i zfsonlinux_6_all.deb

If you wish to use the Debian GNU/Linux ZoL snapshot packages (pre-releases), you will need to uncomment the line(s) related to the 'dailies' repository (at the end of the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zfsonlinux.list file) by removing the hash mark at the beginning of the line.

Then run apt-get to update and install ZoL:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install debian-zfs

mounting zfs

joe52's picture

I was able to download some items from the, but when I 'mount -t zfs /dev/sda6 /media/Solaris', this line shows up:

filesystem 'rpool' cannot be mounted, unable to open the dataset

Any ideas?