If you have a system that will not boot from the hard disk, see the procedure on how to access a system that will not boot in Troubleshooting in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Installation Guide.
This procedure enables you to get a system prompt so that you can attempt to recover data from the system or perform corrective action enabling the system to boot from the hard disk.
- This procedure is intended only for experienced system managers who have knowledge of how to boot or recover data from a system that is unable to boot from the hard disk. Most users should not attempt this procedure, but should contact their service representative.
- This procedure is not intended for system managers who have just completed a new installation, because in this case the system does not contain data that needs to be recovered. If you are unable to boot from the hard disk after completing a new installation, contact your service representative.