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HPUX 11.23 not booting

 
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Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

HPUX 11.23 not booting

Hi,
I'm facing a problem in HP-UNIX 11.23 it is not booting; the error is attached above...! I also tried the following,

1. I am geting HPUX prompt but when I am booting from single user mode or maintainance mode, it is not booting there also and giving me the same attached error.

2. I have also tried to boot from HPUX> boot vmunix and also tried HPUX>boot backup still geting same error.

3. Boot from First OS DVD and in the recovery shell running fsck from /sbin/fs/vxfs and /sbin/fs/vsfs5.0 it was showing fsck not found


Please help me as I also dont have any backup and I also didnt take any Ignite backup, please give me some step to solve my issue.


Regards
M.Shamroze
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Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

Attached Errors are after booting from the HPUX OS MEDIA 1 and booting to the recovery shell.

Please help me to solve this issue.


Regards
M.Shamroze
Shibin_2
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

Looks like your media is corrupted. You managed to run fsck at one stage. Can you invoke fsck again to check it fully?
Regards
Shibin
Taurian
Valued Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting


Hi Shamroze,

I am unable to access your attachments. Can you paste the error here. What is your machine's model?

Are your OS HDDs mirrored? If yes, try booting from the alternate path.

Anyway, how you doing man?? This is Yasir Azam here.

Regards,
Taurian.

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

>Taurian: I am unable to access your attachments.

This is a known problem with the forum and IE. Use another browser or:
(attachment links deleted)

Taurian
Valued Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting


Thanks Dennis. I can access the files from the links.



Hi Shamroze,

Try "ls -la" in the /sbin/fs/vxfs5.0 directory. Check to see if execute permissions are given to the file.

Then try "fsck -F vxfs -m /dev/rdisk/disk1_p2". Modify the disk path according to your disk. Let us know the outcome.

Regards,
Taurian.
Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

Hi Yasir,
This is H/W Mirriored Raid 1+0 and Server is BL860 I2. I have tried all option what you mentioned and here is the attached screenshots for the following...!

I'm fine how abt you, still in Karachi, well me in Riyadh KSA..!
INH
Regular Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

1) If root disk is mirrored then boot from root mirror disk.

2) give a try to bood from old kernel or backed up kernel

3) Try a gracefull shutdown and power on from MP / Console ( Just a try for complete power cycle and booting the server & monitor console logs)

4) Did any changes done like pacthing .. etc. then need to rollback your change.

Rgrds,
INH
Knowledge is power
Taurian
Valued Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting


Hi Shamroze,

Yes, I am still working in Karachi. Alhumdulillah all is going well.

Your fsck is returning sanity check as OK. There could still be hope. Try the following:

"fsck -F vxfs -o full,nolog /dev/vg00/rlvol7"

Let me know the output.
Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

Yasser,
I have tried the above command i.e,

fsck -F vxfs -o full,nolog /dev/vg00/*

and output is attached above, what should i do now...?
Taurian
Valued Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting


fsck was successful in cleaning the rlvol1 filesystem. Don't use /dev/vg00/*, instead launch command for each rlvol.

Then try mounting the filesystem:

# mount /dev/vg00/lvol1 /test
Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

Yasir,
After running fsck on all logical volume and mounted all filesystem but the boot filesystem is some problem attached is the screenshots for that...! now how can I proceed...!
Taurian
Valued Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting


Try to take an ignite backup at this stage, skipping the boot partition only. If ignite is successful then you can rebuild your system.

If not, then wait for other people's suggestions.
Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

Now I can go to maintanance mode and single user mode but boot partition /stand is fails to mount, attach is the screenshot
Muhammad Shamroze
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting

can i take ignite backup for the following path /dev/vg00/lv_oracle or can i use tar command
Taurian
Valued Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.23 not booting


Try ignite first. I don't remember the exact syntax. You can take ignite of any mounted filesystem of vg00.

If it is not successful, then tar on tape would be your best option.