"Cannot open device" Error

On occasion if you are trying to fdisk or mount a USB disk on Solaris 10 you may get an error that says "Cannot open device." For example:
# fdisk /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s2
Cannot open device
Things to check:
  • 1. Make sure you are root or have the correct user privilege
  • 2. Try `devfsadm -Cv` to remove any stale disk entries
  • 3. Stop volume management `svcadm disable volfs`
Comments:

good ,thanks.

Posted by authentic jordans on June 09, 2010 at 02:03 PM MDT #

Useful info. I'll try that the next time I see this

Posted by authentic jordans on June 09, 2010 at 02:05 PM MDT #

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