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ITeam
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make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

I'm hoping someone has experienced this problem before and has a solution, although I have not been able to find it within here.
The error I'm getting is
"make_medialif: error - /opt/ignite/boot/boot_lif does not exist, is not a regula
r file or is not readable
ERROR: System Error, /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif failed creating boot LIF
file.
ERROR: Failed to generate LIF on tape .


======= 12/02/03 09:43:40 GMT make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully"

The system is an rx5670 with an external DDS4 drive and running HP/UX 11i V1.6. The tape drive works fine, as I have been able to create a cpio backup without any problems.
I downloaded the latest Software Depot of Ignite yesterday for Sept 2003. You assistance on this will be much appreciated.

Thanking you in advance, Graeme.
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Jean-Louis Phelix
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

Hi,

Could you give us a ll of /opt/ignite/boot/boot_lif ? Also try a swverify of the product to check if something could have been corrupted.

Regards.
It works for me (© Bill McNAMARA ...)
Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

Hi,

I think this is a known issue with one of the Ignite versions for Itanium. The Itanium machine actually does not need the boot_lif file but make_medialif still checks its existence. So the workaround would be to copy any PA-RISC boot_lif file into place, that should do the trick.

Regards,
Bernhard
ITeam
Super Advisor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

Hi,

Here is the output of the swverify.

* Summary of Analysis Phase:
Verified Ignite-UX.BOOT-KERNEL-IA,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.BOOT-SERVICES,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.CFG-FILE-11-22,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.FILESRV-1122IA,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.IGNITE,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.IGNT-ENG-A-MAN,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.MGMT-TOOLS,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.OBAM-RUN,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
Verified Ignite-UX.RECOVERY,l=/,r=B.4.4.30
* 9 of 9 filesets had no Errors or Warnings.
* The Analysis Phase succeeded.


======= 12/02/03 10:32:34 GMT END verify AGENT SESSION (pid=9234)
(jobid=rx5670-0008)

and the listing of the /opt/ignite/boot directory.

-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 14 Jul 24 05:15 AUTO
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 3715910 Jul 24 05:38 EFI_CD_image
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 40527456 Jul 24 05:11 IINSTALL
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 22630400 Dec 1 16:41 IINSTALLFS
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 371200 Aug 8 2002 fpswa.efi
-rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 231 Dec 1 16:41 fs_cfg.def
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 419545 Aug 8 2002 hpux.efi
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 24576 Aug 8 2002 nbp.efi

This shows that there is no boot_lif file.

Many thanks.
Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

Well,
I meant you could copy it over from another system (with a different ignite version).

If you do not have such a file you can either try my attachment, or download another Iginte version from http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/index.html

Regards,
Bernhard
Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

second try, attached boot_lif as gzipped file...

Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

Bernard,

Think you forgot something (:-)))
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

The boot_lif file is missing.

uninstall ignite and download it afresh.

Get the software from

http://software.hp.com/products/IUX/download.html
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

On my system I found that this file is installed with the file set

Ignite-UX.BOOT-KERNEL-PA fileset

Install this fileset.



T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery error at make_medialif

Install Ignite-UX.BOOT-KERNEL-PA fileset is for PA-RISC systems.
Think you are on Itanium with the IA fileset similar to this

Then select this file-set from the depot software and make sure that you change the swinstall options

"Allow installation of incompatible software=true"

which should install the PA version fileset and place the boot_lif file in the directory.