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Server errors is not booting panic: VFS_MOUNTROOT: RDWR: all VFS_MOUNTROOTs failed:

Vinod Udapudi
Occasional Advisor

Server errors is not booting panic: VFS_MOUNTROOT: RDWR: all VFS_MOUNTROOTs failed:

Hi All,

 

I am in a tough situation.

 

I have one IA machine which is failing to boot. Dont know whats the problem as this was managed by some one who resigned now and left without any information.

 

The boot process has reported the problem

 

Boot device's HP-UX HW path is: 1/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0
igelan0: INITIALIZING HP A6794-60001 PCI 1000Base-T at hardware path 0/0/8/1/0/4/0

    System Console is on the Built-In Serial Interface
igelan3: INITIALIZING HP A6794-60001 PCI 1000Base-T at hardware path 1/0/1/1/0/4/0
iether4: INITIALIZING HP A7012-60001 PCI/PCI-X 1000Base-T Dual-port Adapter at hardware path 1/0/2/1/0
iether5: INITIALIZING HP A7012-60001 PCI/PCI-X 1000Base-T Dual-port Adapter at hardware path 1/0/2/1/1
iether1: INITIALIZING HP A7012-60001 PCI/PCI-X 1000Base-T Dual-port Adapter at hardware path 0/0/10/1/0
iether2: INITIALIZING HP A7012-60001 PCI/PCI-X 1000Base-T Dual-port Adapter at hardware path 0/0/10/1/1
AF_INET socket/streams output daemon running, pid 52
afinet_prelink: module installed
Starting the STREAMS daemons-phase 1
LVM: Root VG activated
    Swap device table:  (start & size given in 512-byte blocks)
        entry 0 - major is 64, minor is 0x2; start = 0, size = 20480000
    Dump device table:  (start & size given in 1-Kbyte blocks)
        entry 0000000000000000 - major is 1, minor is 0x1; start = 2349920, size = 10240000
VFS_MOUNTROOT error information:
0:(hfs) 22
1:(nfs) 223
10:(vxfs) 28
11:(nfs3) 223
12:(nfs4) 223
13:(autofs) 251
16:(cifs) 223
19:(dnlc_neg_fs) 251

Message buffer contents after system crash:

panic: VFS_MOUNTROOT: RDWR: all VFS_MOUNTROOTs failed: NEED DRIVERS ?????
Stack Trace:
  IP                  Function Name
  0xe00000000236c220  vfs_mountroot+0x700
  0xe00000000194df30  im_preinitrc+0x450
  0xe00000000235de80  DoCalllist+0x390
End of Stack Trace

 

I dont think we have a mirror here but have some files

 

HPUX> ls -l /stand
total 34888
-rw-r--r--   1 root        sys               0 Feb 22  2011 .kc.lock
drwxr-x---   5 root        sys            8192 Mar  2  2011 backup
dr-xr-xr-x   3 bin         bin              96 Feb 22  2011 boot.sys
-rw-r--r--   1 root        sys              22 Feb 22  2011 bootconf
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root        root             14 Nov 13  2011 bootfs -> current/bo
drwxr-xr-x   5 root        root           8192 Nov 13  2011 crashconfig
drwxr-x---   5 root        sys            8192 Feb 23  2011 current
-rw-r--r--   1 root        sys           28312 Nov 13  2011 ext_ioconfig
-rw-rw-r--   1 root        sys           28312 Nov 13  2011 ext_ioconfig.lkg
-rw-r--r--   1 root        sys            9368 Nov 13  2011 ioconfig
-rw-rw-r--   1 root        root           9368 Nov 13  2011 ioconfig.lkg
drwxr-xr-x   2 root        sys              96 Feb  9 14:54 krs
drwxr-xr-x   5 root        sys            8192 Feb 22  2011 last_install
drwxr-xr-x   2 root        root             96 Feb 22  2011 lost+found
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root        root              7 Nov 13  2011 nextboot -> current
-rw-------   1 root        root             40 Nov 13  2011 rootconf
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root        root             15 Nov 13  2011 system -> nextboot/s
-rw-r--r--   1 root        sys            5637 Feb 22  2011 system.prev
-rwxr-xr-x   4 root        sys       142744200 Feb 23  2011 vmunix

 

is there a chance to boot this machine in the existing condition can some one help me please

 

Thanks in advance

1 REPLY
Chirag Parikh
Frequent Advisor

Re: Server errors is not booting panic: VFS_MOUNTROOT: RDWR: all VFS_MOUNTROOTs failed:

Hi,

 

One option is to use the Install/Recovery CD and boot to the Recovery side, and see if that can help you to recover.

Regards,

Chirag Parikh.