Oh no. I’ve managed to get this error before. And it was right after i applied compression to the rpool zfs filesystem. Upon the next reboot i was greeted with this error message;
Error 16 : Inconsistent filesystem structure
For me it was a show stopper and i had to go into recovery. So i’ve learnt my lesson – Not to touch the rpool zpool.
I was lucky enough to have put my data within a zfs filesystem (rpool/virtual) i created within the default rpool zpool. I use this spot for my VirtualBox virtual machines.
Recovery for my rpool/virtual zfs filesystem;
- Boot the live cd
- open terminal, type SU, enter default password as of 2008.11 “opensolaris“
- zpool import rpool – brings rpool and associated zfs filesystems back online
- type nautalis &, copy data from rpool/virtual to another drive (i mounted another disk by also importing another zpool – zpool import will list available zpools)
- zpool export rpool, then re-run the installation program. Note: you need to dismount rpool or the install will fail and stop.
Worked for me, usual disclaimer though. Most Guys Want To Get Bigger Muscles, how to get bigger muscles