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Can not boot the server from disk or driver

 
Chris shi
Frequent Advisor

Can not boot the server from disk or driver

The server can not be booted from disk or driver.while booted,it stoped at "alloc_pdc_pages: Relocating PDC from 0xf0f0000000 to 0x7fa00000",and then it rebooted again.The error log like this:
Log Entry # 0 :
SYSTEM NAME:uninitialized
DATE: 06/17/2009 TIME:00:57:17
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 9 = serial SOURCE ID: 0
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = functional failure
CALLER ACTIVITY: 1 = test STATUS: 0
CALLER SUBACTIVITY: 4C = implementation dependent
REPORTING ENTITY TYPE: 0 = system firmware REPORTING ENTITY ID: 00
0x00000063890014C0 00000000 00000000 type 0 = Data Field Unused
0x58000863890014C0 00006D05 11003911 type 11 = Timestamp 06/17/2009 00:57:17
4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Can not boot the server from disk or driver

Shalom,

I'd say the boot disk has failed.

You need to restore your system from the Ignite backup, I know you made.

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Chris shi
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can not boot the server from disk or driver

you mean I must use the ignite ? Can I use the install-DVD or restore via tape ?
This error is appeared even I install from DVD...
Khairy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Can not boot the server from disk or driver

hi 11bo,

what steven means is your boot disk has failed mechanically. Its time to get you disk
replaced before restoring from ignite or fresh install your OS.

Rgds
Basheer_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can not boot the server from disk or driver

Hello,

If you have support, Please call HP.
if you have physical access to the server, go look for any blinking lights on that disk.

do you have your boot disks mirrored.
if yes, have you set the path correctly
(I had this problem,HP helped me to set the alt path to the mirrored disk) then everything was fine.,

is this a PROD and critical server, escalate to highest level.

your message says BOOT is POSSIBLE.

restoring should be your last option if its a PROD server.

if its DEV/QA server and not much impact and downtime is tolerable, then call HP now.