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hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

Hello friends
i am having coupld of hpux 9.10, one of my hpux 9.10 machine showing below error.. looks Os currupted can not boot up

"INIT:Command is respawning too repidly.
will try again in 5 mins
check for possible errors
id: vue /etc/vuerc"

#VUE validation and inocation"

hostname
Console Login :
"


i had done fack
tried to open /etc/vuerc file but cant open even ls command also not work.

not sure how to recove OS for this machine,

any body having experience work with hpux 9.10 appriciate your help here.

thanks in advance,
11 REPLIES
Frank de Vries
Respected Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

What lines do you have in your /etc/inittab
for init:

init:3:initdefault:

Can you boot to single user mode from
sl prompt: init 0

and if you get into single user mode disable
the VUE stuff (remove link from ../init.d/)

Look before you leap
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

i dont think it having /etc/iniittab
i tried to cd /etc/iniittab can not go through
Torsten.
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Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

>> cd /etc/iniittab

It's not a directory, it's a file

# cat /etc/inittab

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Frank de Vries
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Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

Thanks Thorston,

Sorry I didn't realize you thought it would
be a directory. Even so, always check with
ls -ls /etc/inittab,
that will reveal if it is a directory or not.
Don't assume anything in unix !!

The inittab is the file that the kernel uses during booting and first initialization

an example of contents of a inittab file see attached:

Hope it gives you more clues ...


Look before you leap
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

Hi,

>>i dont think it having /etc/iniittab
As I know every unix (different types of unix like HP, Solaris, Linux ) is having /etc/inittab
>>i tried to cd /etc/iniittab can not go through
its a file not a directory
you can cat or vi the /etc/inittab file.

Suraj




john korterman
Honored Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

Hi,

can you check that the root shell is /sbin/sh ?

regards,
John K.
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avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

I had commented VUE line from /etc/inittab and rebooted

error msg still reamin same, now i even can not get login prompt which i used get prviously ..

at present i am struguling to boot in single user mode, its very different enviroment in hpux 9, let me boot in single user mode and un-comment that VUE line in /etc/iniittab file so at least i can login and do troubleshooting for further.

appriciate all other suggesions. thanks,

i have not assign much points as answers are not really close for my issue.
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

>it's very different environment in hp-ux 9

It's also very different since 9.10 isn't PA-RISC but Motorola.

I don't know if a SVR4 filesystem layout will let you map the new layout to the old?
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=668204
http://docs.hp.com/en/5963-8942/
This has a table of equivalents:
http://docs.hp.com/en/5964-5283/ch04s05.html
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

Since I had installation media (CD) I decided to re-image this unix box, after installation it rebooted by it self, and stuck here with few error, attached in snapshot, any body any idea, please just donâ t guess, reply if you are really sure,

Thanks,
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

No swap configured - this is probably the reason.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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F Verschuren
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Re: hpux 9.10 o/s currupted

It does not look like a speciak 9.00 problem... but a hartware problem.

The first write I/O fails, normaly this is caused by broken hartware, disk ore termination problems.