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boot error HP-UX 11.11

remo77lib
Occasional Visitor

boot error HP-UX 11.11

Hi ,

I am using HP-UX 11.11 PA-RISC Server.I replaced my primary boot disk and after replacement when reboot the box,then i am getting the following error:

ISL>hpux -is
Boot
:disk(0/0/1/1.15.0.0.0.0.0;0) /stand/vmunix
disk(0/0/1/1.15.0.0.0.0.0;0) /stand/vmunix: cannot open, or not executable

I even tried to boot through my alternate boot
disk but it showed me the same error with the comment
"/stand/vmunix: cannot open, or not executable"

How to resolve this issue ?
5 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: boot error HP-UX 11.11

Shalom,

Boot your system with OS install media.

Try the recovery shell and put in place a temporary kernel in /stand or mv vmunix.prev vmunix

If the /stand file is corrupt or can not be mounted, you are looking at recovering off Ignite make_tape_recovery/make_net_recovery backups or an OS re installation.

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Deepak Kr
Respected Contributor

Re: boot error HP-UX 11.11

Have you already tried booting through backup kernel

e.g.


ISL>hpux /stand/vmunix.bak

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TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: boot error HP-UX 11.11

>I replaced my primary boot disk

How exactly did you do this? It looks like disk 1.15 is bootable (mkboot -B was run n it) but does not have a kernel in it. Did you do vgsync after replacing the primary?

What does booting off the alternate show?
SKR_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: boot error HP-UX 11.11

Your disk is bootable......kernal has been corrupted.

Boot from alternate disk and see the error on that.

You can use ignite backup for its reccovery too.

Thanks

SKR
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: boot error HP-UX 11.11

If neither primary nor alternate can boot, you've either toasted them in some way, or you boot paths are incorrect. See if you can find a bootable device path from BCH by running:

sea ipl

That might take some time, but may find a bootable disk at some other hardware path to that stored in NVRAM.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan