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ignite problem


ignite problem

I made an ignite tape for HP-UX B.11.00

make_tape_recovery -A -v -d /dev/rmt/0mn
I got the following error message.
What's the problem?Can you help me to solve it?

IF I am going to reinstall Ignite-UX-11-00, How to do it? and where can I find the software?

make_medialif: error - /opt/ignite/boot/Rel_B.11.00/INSTALL does not exist, is not a regular file or is not readable.
ERROR: System Error, /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif failed creating boot LIF
ERROR: Failed to generate LIF on tape .
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: ignite problem

Download and install the latest Ignite version:


Respected Contributor

Re: ignite problem

You probably need patch PHSS_27407 or your /var is too full.
Make sure you ignite patches are up to date too.

See if you cant to a tar -cvf /dev/rmt/0m /tmp/somefile
if that is your tape device, modify as needed.

Then do a tar -tvf /dev/rmt/0m
If this fails you probably have dirty drive, drive problem, or most likely bad tape.

just as a quick check that your tape and drive are working :).

Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite problem


Does your system have this directory with these contents ?

myhost:/opt/ignite/boot>>ll Rel_B.11.11/
total 137520
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 17445704 Nov 4 2004 INSTALL
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 12582912 Apr 24 16:56 INSTALLFS
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 18884504 Nov 4 2004 VINSTALL
lrwxr-xr-x 1 bin bin 9 Apr 24 16:55 VINSTALLFS -> INSTALLFS
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 21471240 Nov 4 2004 WINSTALL
lrwxr-xr-x 1 bin bin 9 Apr 24 16:55 WINSTALLFS -> INSTALLFS
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 90 Nov 4 2004 auto_conf

I think it is corrupted or imcomplete installation. Was ignite used for the first time or it has been used earlier ?

Impossible itself mentions "I m possible"
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ignite problem

There was a bug in at least one earlier version of Ignite (C.6.0.109 got me :[), when installing on 11.00:

The files that were reported missing (which show in your message) were simply symbolic links to the 11.11 versions of the files!!! If the 11.11 components weren't there, then el bombo.


Therefore, hopefully, Pete's fix is probably correct :>) I have not had an occasion to use/check any later version.

"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." - Chaucer
Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite problem


Various limitations & ovecomes of various verions are listed here alongwith their release dates.

Also the latest version can be downloaded from here as well. ( Format problem to avoid line break)

Impossible itself mentions "I m possible"
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite problem

I recently installed the latest version for hp-ux 11.0. If you only downloaded the ignite version for 11.00 you probably got some 'unresolved dependency' messages during the install.

The problem is that the 11.00 install has symbolic links to files included only in the 11.11 version.

Download the 11.11 version of ignite and but it in the same depot w/ the 11.00 version, then reinstall. should resolve the problem

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