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SIA matrix.conf Problem

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Nabil_11
Frequent Advisor

SIA matrix.conf Problem

Hi,

I have Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1B (Rev. 2650)
boot to singe user mode with this message

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security configuration set to default (BASE).
open /etc/sia/matrix.conf: Invalid argument
File /etc/sia/matrix.conf not foundSIA initialization failure
Please fix the configuration problem (use siacfg) and reboot.

*******************************************
SIA INITIALIZATION ERROR
THIS REBOOT WILL RETURN TO SINGLE USER MODE
TO REPAIR THE SIA SECURITY CONFIGURATION
*******************************************
If necessary, the following commands can be used
to restore to the installation defaults in case
the /etc/sia/matrix.conf file is bad:
cd /etc/sia
mv -f matrix.conf matrix.bad
: > matrix.conf
/usr/sbin/siacfg -l BSD libc.so
# or, for Enhanced Security:
/usr/sbin/siacfg -l OSFC2 /usr/shlib/libsecurity.so


INIT: SINGLE-USER MODE
-: -o: bad option(s)
/#
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When I try to execute this command
: > matrix.conf
it show error Invalid command
ls -l show no matrix.conf
SO, I try to create this file
using many commands
touch matrix.conf
cat > matrix.conf
vi matrix.conf
all above commands
shows error Invalid command
if I try to execute the above commands
on any other file name it work without any problem, just when I use matrix.conf it show the error

I use this command
/usr/sbin/siacfg -F matrix.conf -l BSD libc.so
to create new matrix.conf
same error
I try to stop sia service
/sbin/init.d/sia stop
then create the file
same error

ANY idea
Please help

BR

Nabil
1 REPLY
Martin Moore
HPE Pro
Solution

Re: SIA matrix.conf Problem

It sounds like you might have some filesystem corruption in the root domain, unfortunately affecting matrix.conf. For a quick check to see if this is the case, you could try "/sbin/advfs/verify -a root_domain". Note that this will only report diagnostics, not actually fix anything (because the root domain is active). If you do find corruption, you'll have to boot off CD-ROM or an alternate boot disk and use verify and/or fixfdmn to repair it.

Assuming there is corruption, it's possible that you might be able to sneak around it until you can get a chance to repair it. Try renaming the (presumably) bad directory and recreating it:

# cd /etc
# mv sia sia.bad
# mkdir sia

Then try the siacfg command again to create a new matrix.conf.

Martin
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