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Expert Recovery Shell - Fatal Error: Unrecognized disk layout

 
Drojdier
Occasional Visitor

Expert Recovery Shell - Fatal Error: Unrecognized disk layout

I have a B.11.31 U ia64 system where I swremove the disk driver "SerialSCSI-00  B.11.31.1303   PCI-X/PCI-E SerialSCSI" (by mistake). Currently the system won't boot because of the missing disk drivers. I'm trying to recover my kernel by using the image HP-ux_11_31_disc_1.iso

 

Run an Expert Recovery Shell>HP-UX CORE MEDIA SYSTEM RECOVERY>Recover an unbootable HP-UX system>DEVICE FILE VERIFICATION MENU and here I have:

 

    INFORMATION to verify:
        Device file used for '/'(ROOT) is c8t1d0.
        The hardware path to disk is 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0.

    Select one of the following:
        a.  The above information is correct.
        b.  WRONG!! The device file used for '/'(ROOT) is incorrect.

        m.  Return to the 'HP-UX Recovery MENU.'
        x.  Exit to the shell.

 

My root FS is on the local disks (I have 2). But no matter what hw path I choose I get this error:

Fatal Error: Unrecognized disk layout HP_DG0300FARVV.
Setting boot and root device file for c8t1d0...

 

and afterwards I'm given these options:

    Select one of the following:
        a.  Mount the root disk and exit to a shell only.
        b.  Recover the bootlif/os partitions.

        m.  Return to 'HP-UX Recovery Media Main Menu'.
        x.  Exit to the shell.

 

Any ideas how to overcome this "Unrecognized disk layout" error?

Any ideas if I can use the options displayed after the error? would "Recover the bootlif/os partitions" help?

2 REPLIES
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Expert Recovery Shell - Fatal Error: Unrecognized disk layout

Do you have an Ignite/UX backup of this server.  If so, now may be the time to use it.

 

 

Drojdier
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expert Recovery Shell - Fatal Error: Unrecognized disk layout


Patrick Wallek wrote:

Do you have an Ignite/UX backup of this server.  If so, now may be the time to use it.

 

 


Unfortunately, no.