[rescue] HP-UX 9.05 and IPL error, help?

Andrew Gaylard ag at computer.org
Thu Jun 3 01:19:27 CDT 2010

Just a thought, but have you tried booting the installer with no other
attached to the SCSI chain? It may just be that there's a problem with
clashes, or temination, or...

-- Andrew

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 4:12 AM, Barry Callahan <barryc at rjlsystems.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to install the OS on a replacement hard drive in an HP 9000
> 715/75.
> I've hung a Seagate ST32430N off the external bus and ran through the OS
> installer. The installation completes, reboots, and when it tries to boot
> the hard drive gives me the message:
> IPL Error: Bad IPL address.
> and either stops there or falls back to booting the install media (if  I
> left it inserted in the magneto-optical drive)
> The drive I'm replacing is an ST11200N that's decided to do all sorts of
> things to itself.
> I had successfully used this install media to reinstall the OS onto the
> 11200 before I realized that it was all sorts of bad. I've also tried three
> of 32430s, all of which exhibit the same issue on reboot.
> I don't have much experience troubleshooting HP machines. I'm thinking
> there's something about the disktab entry for these disks that's causing
> bootloader to be stored at the wrong place on the disk?
> This machine was originally purchased as a PCB CAD station, so the install
> media has HP-UX on one side of the disk and the CAD software on the other.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks.

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