Using bootlist in Maintenance Mode in AIX V4


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Recovery Procedure

About This Document

You may need to run the bootlist command if the RS/6000 hangs on an alternating LED 223/229, alternating LED 225/229, alternating LED 233/235, alternating LED 221/229, alternating LED 222/229, solid LED 221, or solid LED 721. These LEDs indicate that the system cannot locate the boot image. Other situations may also require that the bootlist command be run. If the bootlist command needs to be run, follow the steps in this document, which apply to AIX Version 4.x.

Recovery Procedure

  1. Turn the key to the Service position.


    The bootable media can be ANY ONE of the following:

    • Bootable CD-ROM
    • NON_AUTOINSTALL mksysb
    • Bootable Install Tape

    Follow the screen prompts to the following menu:

       Welcome to Base Operating System 
       Installation and Maintenance 
  3. Choose "Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery" (Option 3). The next screen has the "Maintenance" Menu.

  4. Choose "Access a Root Volume Group" (Option 1). The next screen displays a warning that indicates you will not be able to return to Base OS menu without rebooting.

  5. Choose "0 continue". The next screen displays information about all volume groups on the system.

  6. Select the root volume group by number.

  7. Choose "Access this volume group and start a shell" (Option 1).

    If you get errors from the preceding option, do not continue with the rest of this procedure. Correct the problem causing the error. If you need assistance correcting the problem, contact one of the following:

    • local branch office
    • your point of sale
    • your AIX support center

    If no errors occur, proceed with the following steps.

  8. Determine which disk is the boot disk with the lslv command. The boot disk will be shown in the PV1 column of the lslv output.
       lslv -m hd5 
  9. Use the bootlist command to rebuild the boot list. (# is the number of the fixed disk, determined with the preceding command.)
       bootlist -m normal hdisk# 
  10. With the key in Normal position, shut down and reboot.
       shutdown -Fr 
  11. If running the bootlist command did not fix the problem and you need further assistance, contact one of the following:
    • local branch office
    • your point of sale
    • your AIX support center

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