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Any chance to run tftp in single user mode on Tru64 V4,0f?

Geert Van Pamel
Regular Advisor

Any chance to run tftp in single user mode on Tru64 V4,0f?

Mayby a stupid question, but I have a system without tape drive where I need to restore the /usr file system.

 

Does anybody know how to run a "tftp" in single user mode on Tru64 4.0f?

Thanks!

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Any chance to run tftp in single user mode on Tru64 V4,0f?

   I can't remember ever trying to run any of the network stuff in
single-user mode, so I know nothing, but I'd probably be looking for a
way to connect an external SCSI disk drive before I tried to use TFTP to
move a whole "/usr" from somewhere to somewhere else.

Martin Moore
HPE Pro

Re: Any chance to run tftp in single user mode on Tru64 V4,0f?

It's possible to start networking in single-user mode, but you need /usr available to do it.  If you're restoring /usr, you've got a chicken-and-egg problem here, so you'll need to find some other method to make the backup available.

 

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Geert Van Pamel
Regular Advisor

I swapped the internal CD player with a TLZ10 tape drive

I have replaced the internal CD player by a spare TLA10 internal drive.

 

So I was able to restore the /usr and /var file systems on another file domain.

 

This was the most easy way to create a new chicken not having the initial egg...

 

But I had to remove all the cables, remove the system from its enclosure, and open the system box to swap the CD player with the tape drive.

 

When I would have had the possibility to run TFTP from a (live) CD this intervention would have been much simpler.

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: I swapped the internal CD player with a TLZ10 tape drive

> I have replaced the internal CD player [...]

   We non-psychics never knew anything about your hardware, making it
tough to offer specific advice on that topic.

 

> When I would have had the possibility to run TFTP from a (live) CD this intervention would have been much simpler.

 

   Perhaps, but you asked about "single user mode", not about booting
from a CD.  V4.0f is so old that I've never used it, and I'm not close
enough to my Tru64 system to try anything, but it's possible that a
Tru64 installation CD might let you do more than normal single user mode
would.