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RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

 
Adam Noble
Super Advisor

RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\EFI\HPUX\AUTO ==> boot vmunix
Seconds left till autoboot - 0
AUTOBOOTING...Could not open file vmunix to check for a directory
Could not open vmunix

loading failed

HPUX>


This does not look good does it. This is virtual maching and vmunix seems to have vanished. I remember the old way of listing contents of /stand on PARISC but no idea from EFI prompt. It's a test machine and a new starter has been playing around with it. If he has removed /stand or something extremely silly like that then I'll rebuild but I am interested to see what the issue actually is.

Anybody assist?

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

It's the same on the EFI boot loader:

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.028

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\efi\hpux\AUTO ==> boot vmunix
Seconds left till autoboot - 9

<<-- press a key now -->>

Type 'help' for help

HPUX> ls
backup boot.sys bootconf bootfs current
ioconfig kernrel krs last_install lost+found
nextboot rootconf system system.import system.prev
vmunix

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

Available commands for hpux.efi:

HPUX> help
-- HPUX bootloader for IPF Help --

-------- supported commands ---------
boot [kernel] - boots HPUX kernel
help [-d] - help screen (-d to list debug commands)
mmap - show current EFI memory map
ls [-aRdnlogrtucpFLis] [path...]
ll [-aRdnlogrtucpFLis] [path...] (same as ls -alF)
setauto [-d] [str] - sets AUTO file (-d to delete AUTO file)
showauto - shows AUTO file
ver - prints version numbers
exit - exits bootloader


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Abbott Vascular
Occasional Advisor

Re: RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

We are having the exact same issue - it occurred after a major outage with our datacenter and I'm guessing it is related to device ID/path changes at the storage level.

I really would like to know if there's a way at the EFI shell level to do the equivalent of an ioscan so I can get new device IDs, eh???

Thanks
Russ
RC Park
Frequent Advisor

Re: RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

Between answering questions for a case I opened with support and reviewing various other threads based on the output of errors I got when booting, I found a partial if not full solution. Basically, I determined that the disk was in good shape, and that somehow booting needed something - it was this:

1. at the efi shell, connected with the device that had my data... fsx:

2. issued the command 'hpux -lq'

where normally, it had been, 'hpux'

More to do on this, but at least we booted!

RC Park
RC Park
Frequent Advisor

Re: RE: EFI displaying contents of /stand

by the way, I'm also "Abbot Vascular"