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how to boot from a tape on a 9000/735

 
Peter Brimacombe
Frequent Advisor

how to boot from a tape on a 9000/735

I ran make_tape_recovery on my hp735 everything seemed to be fine but I can't boot from the tape. I tried a couple of different commands - boot P2 and a couple of things from ISL. I did mt -f /dev/rmt/0mnb fsf and then tar tvf /dev/rmt/0mnb and everything looked fine then mt -t /dev/rmt/0mnb rew and the copy_boot_tape -u /dev/rmt/0mnb -b -d /tmp/ignitetest and again everything looks fine.

What are the commands I have to enter after interrupting the boot sequence?
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Sachin Patel
Honored Contributor

Re: how to boot from a tape on a 9000/735

Hi Peter,
After you interrupt the boot sequence. run command "search" then "boot p2".

Patel.
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Joseph C. Denman
Honored Contributor

Re: how to boot from a tape on a 9000/735

Break the boot sequence.
type sea
find the tape device (sequential media)
boot ??

...jcd...
If I had only read the instructions first??
Peter Brimacombe
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to boot from a tape on a 9000/735

it doesn't work
after b P2 , I get a couple of encouraging messages then a system panic:
trying scsi.3.0
boot path
hard booted
ISL Revision A.00.43
boot
:tape(2/0/1.3....;0)
INSTALL - these are the encouraging messages
then the system stalls for 2 minutes
then I get a blank screen for 3 minutes
then I get screen-full of messages including
IO hardware probe timed out at path 2/0/1

I don't believe there is any problem with the IO on my system

make_tape_recovery doesn't work for the 9000/735 so I will use my old and trusted ode copyutil to make a recovery tape

In the meantime I have made a copy of vg00 following document LVMKBRC00007285