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EFI Primary Boot Failed

Occasional Advisor

EFI Primary Boot Failed

In attempting to configure vPars switched my boot device and now the HPUX server will not boot past the EFI boot loader. I am running HPUX 11iv2 on a Itanuim rx7620. The last command I ran was mkboot -a hpux/stand/vpmon dev/rdsk/c0t6d0. Also below are some other commands and output that I had ran and saved before this problem occured.

# setboot
Primary bootpath : 0/0/0/3/0.6.0
HA Alternate bootpath : 1/0/1/1/0/4/0
Alternate bootpath :
Autoboot is ON (enabled)


# ioscan -funC disk

Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description


disk 0 0/0/0/3/0.5.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 73.4GST373454LC

/dev/dsk/c0t5d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0

disk 1 0/0/0/3/0.6.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 73.4GST373454LC

/dev/dsk/c0t6d0 /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2

/dev/dsk/c0t6d0s1 /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s3 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s3

disk 3 1/0/0/3/0.6.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 73.4GST373454LC

/dev/dsk/c4t6d0 /dev/rdsk/c4t6d0

disk 2 1/0/0/3/1.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A

/dev/dsk/c5t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c5t2d0

disk 4 1/0/1/1/0/1/1.6.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 73.4GST373454LC

/dev/dsk/c7t6d0 /dev/rdsk/c7t6d0


# lifls /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0
lifls: Can't list /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0; not a LIF volume


# lifls /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2


# lifcp /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2:AUTO -

It seems like the boot path and or files is not set correctly any longer, how do I reset this from the EFI shell so I can boot up the server again.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Regular Advisor

Re: EFI Primary Boot Failed

You are getting something wrong. Your server is an Itanium server and the boot process is different and the setup is also deferent.

You may have to go through the manual for setting these up before you proceed because, you are passing through a wrong step.

LIF label does not reside in section 0 in an Itanium server but section 2. While section 1 contain the EFI partition.

what do you have when you run

# lvlnboot -v vg00

Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Primary Boot Failed


The mkboot command seems to be wrong.
The commnd should have been
# mkboot -a "hpux /stand/vpmon" /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0

What error you are getting while trying to boot?
Did you try booting through EFI shell?
shell > fs2:
fs2: > cd efi\hpux
fs2: > type auto
fs2: > cd \
fs2: > hpux /stand/vpmon vparload -p

BTW, which vpar s/w version you are using?