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Rommel T. Misa_2
Frequent Advisor

update-ux error

Hi guys!

Am upgrading one of our vpars from HP-UX 11i v2 Enterprise to HP-UX 11i v3 VSE-OE but I encountered the error message below:

* Running "preinstall" script for fileset "OS-Core.SYS2-ADMIN".
* Installing files "OS-CORE.SYS2-ADMIN, r=B.11.31" (19 of 2065).
* Running "postinstall" script for fileset "OS-Core.SYS2-ADMIN".
ERROR: Failed to detect an EFI file system on device: Boot If this device file is not on your root disk, then check to ensure that the /stand/bootconf file contains the correct information. See the bootconf (4) man page for details.
* Running "postinstall" script for fileset "OS-CORE.SYS2-ADMIN". failed with 1 error.
ERROR: The "postinstall" script for fileset "OS-CORE.SYS2-ADMIN" failed (exit code "1"). The script location was "/var/tmp/BAAa29575/catalog/OS-CORE.2/SYS2-ADMIN/postinstall".
ERROR: The install phase has suspended.
ERROR: Aborting the install phase.

The update aborts to this error. Am using HP-UX 11i release 4 VSE-OE for the upgrade. Hope you can help.

Thanks!
ROMMEL
10 REPLIES
Turgay Cavdar
Honored Contributor

Re: update-ux error

>ERROR: Failed to detect an EFI file system >on device: Boot If this device file is not >on your root disk, then check to ensure >that the /stand/bootconf file contains the >correct information. See the bootconf (4) >man page for details.

Have you checked /stand/bootconf, does it include your boot disks?



Rommel T. Misa_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: update-ux error

Yes. It does include my boot disks.
Turgay Cavdar
Honored Contributor

Re: update-ux error

Is your virtual partition database is uptodate with current EFI addresses? Can you check with :
# efiutil
and
# ioscan -funeC disk
Rommel T. Misa_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: update-ux error

haven't tried efiutil. tried ioscan but it dumps and no output was retrieved. what should i look for in efiutil?
Turgay Cavdar
Honored Contributor

Re: update-ux error

I think that if update-ux checks vpdb for EFI file system, and if vpdb is not up-to-date then this may results the above error. Just an idea...

Have you checked that your EFI fıle systems are ok? You can check with :
# efi_ls -d /dev/rdsk/cxtxdys1 EFI
Rommel T. Misa_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: update-ux error

issued the efi_ls command and got the output:

efi_ls: open device failed (errno = 2)
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: update-ux error

>issued the efi_ls command and got the output:
efi_ls: open device failed (errno = 2)

You'll need to tell us what command you executed.
/dev/rdsk/cxtxdys1 is just a template, where you need to replace "x" and "y" by what's valid for your system.
Rommel T. Misa_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: update-ux error

I issued:

efi_ls -d /dev/rdsk/c2t6d11 (this is the primary boot disk)
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: update-ux error

On my system I had to use:
efi_ls -d /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s1

Or c3t2d0s1 for another. That "s1" is needed for the proper slice. But I get "efi_ls: invalid efi device" if I leave it off.
RC Park
Frequent Advisor

Re: update-ux error

Rommel,

Please verify:
1. Your vPar running in 11iV2, was it on an itanium platform, or did you move it to one for purpose of this upgrade?

2. When issuing the commands suggested by others in this thread, were you doing so on the vPar booted in 11iV2 on the disk you've identified?

If your boot disk was from a PA-RISC platform, and now you're running Itanium, you'll have to take steps to prepare the disk as an EFI boot disk. Specific instructions can be provided if necessary. Depending on your setup, you may have to completely rebuild the disk. You didn't mention it, but are you using ignite in any way in this procedure?

-RCP