Integrity Servers
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

 
lagoda
Advisor

rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

Hi,
After reboot rx1620 I have problem with stand up system. HP-UX B.11.23 U


Log from console:

POSSE Library version 0.11 is loading...
EFI version 1.10 [14.62]
EFI64 Running on Intel(R) Itanium Processor Family
EFI 1.10 IPF server rx1620 2.14 [Tue Sep 30 14:14:27 2003] - HP

Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet EFI driver v7.0.3

Loading 'SysROM:Floating-Point Software Assistance Handler'...
-- 'SysROM:Floating-Point Software Assistance Handler' returned Success
1 0 0x00020B 0x0000000000000006 EFI Launching Boot Manager
0 0 0x0015B2 0x0000000025613762 boot time event
Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP 36.4GMAX3036NC HPC1ERROR: Cannot determine device capacity
Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP 36.4GMAX3036NC HPC1
ERROR: Cannot initialize SCSI Device



Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP 36.4GMAX3036NC HPC1 (320 MBytes/sec)
Loading.: HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/1/1/0.0.0
Load of HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/1/1/0.0.0 failed: Not Found
Loading.: EFI Shell [Built-in]
EFI Shell version 1.10 [14.62]



Loading.: EFI Shell [Built-in]
EFI Shell version 1.10 [14.62]
Device mapping table
blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|0)/Ata(Primary,Master)
blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)
Shell>
Shell>
Shell> ?
List of classes of commands:

boot -- Booting options and disk-related commands
configuration -- Changing and retrieving system information
device -- Getting device, driver and handle information
memory -- Memory related commands
shell -- Basic shell navigation and customization
scripts -- EFI shell-script commands

Use 'help ' for a list of commands in that class
Use 'help ' for full documentation of a command
Use 'help -a' to display list of all commands
Shell> map
Device mapping table
blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|0)/Ata(Primary,Master)
blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)
Shell> boot blk0
'boot' not found
Exit status code: Invalid Parameter

Shell> boot blk1
'boot' not found
Exit status code: Invalid Parameter

Shell>



It is possible to boot system from this Shell ?

Best regards,

Logan
8 REPLIES 8
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

As indicated in the message, the primary boot disk is failed as it couldn't be initialised on acoount of the EFI's failure to determine device capacity. It maybe media/hw failure of the drive.

Run following to verify the hard drive
Shell> info io

Usually the manual boot off requires :
1. Identify the boot device which show FAT partition using "map" efi command. It should show entries like fs0, fs1 besides their physical entries blk0, blk1.
2 Change to that FAT partition Shell>fs2:
3. fs2:\> hpux
4. HPUX> boot vmunix

When you select the EFI shell option from the Boot manager menu, you see the device map table. I don't see an entry for fs1 in this case which mean EFI can't see the FAT partition on the disk for the obvious reason as disk is not getting initialised at the first place.

Maybe you need to replace the hard disk.
rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

Just for grins, you might try reseating the disc(s).
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows
lagoda
Advisor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

Hi,
How reseating the disc ?
Do you have some instruction how reseating discs Infinity platform with HP-UX ?


br,

Logan
rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

well, it is a hot-plug disc mechanism on the rx1620, but unless you have an add-on SmartArray card in the thing it won't be hot-swap, (and there _is_ a difference) so while the system is down, simply remove and re-insert the disc(s) in question.

as for the specific mechanical actions to remove and re-insert the disc, if it doesn't become obvious while staring at the thing for a few moments, I suspect there will be something online in the rx1620 manuals at docs.hp.com.
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows
lagoda
Advisor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

It is possible to boot Integrity rx1620 from CD or DVD HP-UX instalation and copy some config files to ftp. Or maybe recovery bootable partition use bootable HP-UX instalation CD/DVD ?



Br,

Logan
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

If the disk is dead this will NOT help you.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
lagoda
Advisor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

How to check in EFI shell that HDD is 100% corupted ? Maybe only bootable partition is damaged ?

Br,

Logan
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: rx1620 probably HDD corrupted ?

It looks like a dead disk, not like a damaged file system.

Anyway, from EFI try this:

Shell> bcfg boot dump -v

Shell> reconnect -r

Shell> map -r

To see your config.

If the boot disk is gone, you need to replace this disk and restore your backup (disk is not mirrored, right?).

Once this is done, you can import the data disk.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!