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HP-UX does not boot

 
mahbub
Advisor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Dear all,

I didâ nt have any HW or SW changes on that server.
Regarding reboot, I was testing it to mount an NFS-shared drive from another windows server on it.
As it was a test server, then issued â rebootâ command.
But before rebooting I did â umount /frombkpâ , which unmounted my nfs mounted drive on this server (I have verified it by bdf)

2. from isl prompt:
ISL> hpux /stand/vmunix.prev--problem same
The system is ready.

INIT: Command is respawning too rapidly.
Will try again in 5 minutes.
Check for possible errors.
id:cim1 "/opt/wbem/lbin/cimserverd"

INIT: Command is respawning too rapidly.
Will try again in 5 minutes.
Check for possible errors.
id:util "/usr/lbin/utild # Utilization Provider daemon"

INIT: Command is respawning too rapidly.
Will try again in 5 minutes.
Check for possible errors.
id:cons "/usr/sbin/getty console console # system console"

INIT: Command is respawning too rapidly.
Will try again in 5 minutes.
Check for possible errors.
id:ems4 "/etc/opt/resmon/lbin/p_client"


d) Do you have ignite backups?-No
e) Do you have data backups?no---
f) What application runs on this box?--Ora

Best Regards
Mahbub


Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Hi

I'm going to give you some broad instructions to follow because you're performing things literally and not thinking for yourself.

a) You're object is to mount your file systems, especially /usr. Now you say you can do that. The only way that could happen is if the vg is not activated. But there have been no messages about this.

a1) mount /usr
a11) bdf -or- df -or- ls -la /usr
a2) if fails, 'vgchange -a y vg00'
a3) mount /usr
a31) see a11)

You got to get this up. Period. If you still can't, then you've deleted your /usr file system and again I have to ask you, what happened on this box to lose an entire file system?

b) vi /etc/inittab
b1) find the cim1 and p_client, and ems4, lines and comment them out.
-or-
b2) cp /etc/inittab /etc/inittab_old
b3) cp /usr/newconfig/etc/inittab /etc/inittab

You got to get this far. Period. If you do then

c) who -r

and update the thread.

d) Get some help over there from someone more knowledgeable. This is very basic stuff and you are failing at it.
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mahbub
Advisor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Dear All,

a1) mount /usr
a11) bdf -or- df -or- ls -la /usr
a2) if fails, 'vgchange -a y vg00'
a3) mount /usr
a31) see a11)
All above command output blank aqnd problem same. I am in singular use mode.
ISL>hpux -is -lq

what happened on this box to lose an entire file system?
Ans:
we didâ nt have any HW or SW changes on that server. Regarding reboot, I was testing it to mount an NFS-shared drive from another windows server on it. then isued â rebootâ command. But before rebooting I did â umount /frombkpâ , which unmounted my nfs mounted drive on this server (I have verified it by bdf).

b) vi /etc/inittab
b1) find the cim1 and p_client, and ems4, lines and comment them out.

I can't edit this file.do not work edit command or vi command.
-or-
b2) cp /etc/inittab /etc/inittab_old
b3) cp /usr/newconfig/etc/inittab /etc/inittab

Do not work cp command.

Thanks and regards
Mahbub
Vishu
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Hey Mahbub,

Well, i have not seen you trying booting from your alternate disk path, which is a mirrored of your root disk. I already suggested you to do this.

I can see, you tried booting from same disk either in single user mode or using alternate kernel.

So, go ahead and try doing normal boot from your alternate disk path. If unsuccessful, do booting in single user mode using alternate disk only.
mahbub
Advisor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Dear all,

I have tried to boot the system by using "bo pri' but the problem is same as bo pri.

Best regards
Mahbub
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

"bo pri" IS NOT an attempt to boot from the alternate (mirror) disk....

mahbub
Advisor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Dear all,

I tried to boot up the server by using "bo alt" command but problem is same.

Here â lvm start up failed, Also all mounted file system failed(all mounted file systems crashed). /stand can't be mountedâ .

What will be next step? please comment-----


Best regards
Mahbub
Vishu
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

Mahbub,

I am getting confused with your some of the posts like in a post, you said below

>>>
# lvlnboot -v
lvlnboot: Volume group not activated.
Cannot display volume group "/dev/vg00".
<<<<<

and in other post, you are giving vgdisplay,

>>>>
# vgdisplay -v vg00
--- Volume groups ---
VG Name /dev/vg00
VG Write Access read/write
VG Status available
Max LV 255
<<<<

So, i mean if a VG is not activated, how it can give vgdisplay and if it is activated, then how can it say vg deactivating stuff.

i dont know which run level you are running these commands. it would be better if you go thru the single user mode, and again try the following stuff,

1) cat /etc/fstab
2) if you VG00 shows activated (it should be), then
3) lvdisplay from lvol1 to lvol5
4) mount /usr
5) if mount not succeed, then try mounting it manually, may be you have a corrupted fstab or does not have entry of /usr, so do like (on which you LV you have your /usr)
# mount /dev/vg00/lvol4 /usr
# bdf

Paste the output of all these, or even better if you can save your putty session to a file and attach it to your next post.
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Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: HP-UX does not boot

HP-UX Start-up in progress
__________________________


VxVM general startup ................................................ OK


Question: Are you using vxvm instead of lvm?

Please check to see if the daemon process 'vxconfigd' is running.

Also, attache the /etc/rc.log. You have to have one. You're printing from it in one of your posts.
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