[rescue] 7044-170 won't boot CD (sorta)

Mark md.benson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 12:34:31 CDT 2007

On 30 Aug 2007, at 08:35, r.stricklin wrote:

> On Aug 30, 2007, at 12:00 AM, Mark wrote:
>> back. I got exactly the same symptoms - it would just sit at the end
>> of the OFW boot screen and not proceed. re-attaching a serial console
>> revealed it was still using that as it's control console, and not
>> accepting the framebuffer. I got it to switch back eventually after a
>> good number of reboots. I don't remember how sadly - sorry :(
> 'chcons' is the magic you need. It's an AIX command, and is even
> documented.
> The install CDs don't behave this way; they put up a selection screen
> on all available terminals. Your selection then determines the system
> console.

Yes that's what they are SUPPOSED to do. Mine took arather more  
persuading to get ti to do that than I had anticipated however. Hey  
it might have been PEBKAC, I just remember having the same symptoms  
doing the same thing  with 4.3.3.

Mark Benson

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