Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems - Please Update Your Bookmarks
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
If you have bookmarked forums or discussion boards in Servers and Operating Systems, we suggest you check and update them as needed.
Operating System - Tru64 Unix
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Digital Unix 4.0E

meinnm
Occasional Contributor

Digital Unix 4.0E

I am running a 4.0E on a DEC alpha 3000 (DEC Alpha model # is: PE42A-B9). It crashed with the following error:
Panic! ftx_fail_2,LGR_READ FAILED!
N1=-1064

It will not boot up to mulit user mode. I can boot to singleuser. I have rebuilt the system disk. Replaced all parts except for Memory DIMMS and Dual port SCSI 'Turbo channel' board (because I do not have these in my spares depot). Does anyone know what the error means or a site that I can look up the error? Is there something else I should try? Any help is greatly appreciated. I really need to get this system back up. Thanks in advance!

-Monica
7 REPLIES
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

Yahoo comes back w/ two hits regarding log file full, or 1/2 full and AdvFS filesystems.


Seems to be all related to AdvFS patching

For lgr_read message:

patch 505.0 and 604.0, see these:

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/patch/40E/bl14/HTML/PTCHSMCH.HTM

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/patch/40F/bl14/HTML/PTCHSMCH.HTM



for ftx_fail_2 message:

patch 128.01, see this:

http://ftp.digital.com/pub/Digital/OSF1/patch/OldStyleREADME-4-19970808.txt
meinnm
Occasional Contributor

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

I guess I should have mentioned. This system has been running for since 1998 and is frozen. Is it normal to have to patch after that amount of time? I also have another system that is identical but servers different applications running and it is not crashing. Please advise. Thanks in advance!
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

Shalom Monica,

The system should have been patched long ago. The situation may be hopeless, but if you can apply a patch, go for it.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

I *think* the patch info dates back to '99. It might not be the issue. if i understand what the docs referenced above were talking about, it seems that the system left "dirty" pages in a logfile.

Did the system crash hard or get powered off before you attempted to reboot?

Also, one of the patches mentions FS corruption if a "rm" command was being processed when the system crashed.

Do you have more than one disk and are all funcutional?

All of the information I've seen point at the Filesytem being corrupt, and it appears that it mught by some kind of replay log used when fsck'ing the systems.

Can you manually mount the file systems and check them?

You *may* have to rebuild from backups.....

All of the above are guestimates based solely on the error message posted and the urls listed above.

good luck....

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

This thread has been logged in the wrong forum, moving to a more appropriate forum
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
meinnm
Occasional Contributor

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

Thanks to everyone for all the help! It is greatly appreciated! It ended up not being software related but hardware related. I have a bad Dual port SCSI 'Turbo channel' board.

Just an FYI in case anyone else should ever have the problem. I did rebuild the system disk four times from four different backups. I had my hardware guy turn off the storage towers and unplug them from the system. They are connected via the second port on the scsi card. Tried to boot it started doing a bus reset. He terminated the second port and the system came up. We are having the part overnighted to us. Thanks again!!
meinnm
Occasional Contributor

Re: Digital Unix 4.0E

Thanks to everyone for all the help! It is greatly appreciated! It ended up not being software related but hardware related. I have a bad Dual port SCSI 'Turbo channel' board.

Just an FYI in case anyone else should ever have the problem. I did rebuild the system disk four times from four different backups. I had my hardware guy turn off the storage towers and unplug them from the system. They are connected via the second port on the scsi card. Tried to boot it started doing a bus reset. He terminated the second port and the system came up. We are having the part overnighted to us. Thanks again!!