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how to cancel ignite boot console

 
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Andy McDade
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how to cancel ignite boot console

I have a system which I booted from the ignite gui, and which has booted up into the Ignite-UX console, ready to be imaged.
However, I don't want to do this anymore, I just want to boot the system back into multi-user mode. I have tried selecting "Stop Install..." from the ignite gui, but the host just boots back to the ignite console screen, ready to be imaged again.

Any ideas? I just want the system to boot normally again.
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melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

why not just reset the server from teh GSP/MP (depends on what system it is
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Pete Randall
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Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

Or do a "simulated power fail" - sometimes known as hitting the power switch to turn the machine off, then back on.


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Andy McDade
Advisor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

Neither of those work - the system comes back into the ignite console screen.
melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

are you interrupting the autoboot? You may need to and then select/set the boot disk path again
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
Andy McDade
Advisor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

The boot path is fine. I have interruppted the boot , interacted with IPL, run "hpux /stand/vmunix" and the box boots OK, but if I reboot it and don't interruppt/interact, the thing still boots into the ignite screen.
Scot Bean
Honored Contributor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

Ignite loads special files to boot to, and uses 'setboot' to boot those Ignite startup kernels & files.

Explore the 'setboot' command to reset your default boot path to /stand/vmunix instead of /stand/WINSTALL or similar.
Andy McDade
Advisor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

setboot (as far as I can tell) is only used to alter which disk the system boots from, I can't work out how to change the boot string (the /stand/vmunix bit).
Jannik
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Solution

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

mkboot -a "hpux /stand/vmunix" /dev/rdsk/disk1
mkboot -a "hpux /stand/vmunix" /dev/rdsk/disk2

This command modify AUTO boot string. The disk2 is only if you have mirror...

Normaly I would do it like this:
mkboot -a "hpux -lq" /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0
mkboot -a "hpux -lq" /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0
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Andy McDade
Advisor

Re: how to cancel ignite boot console

That seems to have done the trick - thanks.