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

Barry Callahan barryc at rjlsystems.com
Thu Jun 3 08:08:28 CDT 2010

I suppose it's possible. I know 4GB is the upper limit for filesystem 
size for the OS, but that's completely different. I was able to take a 
4.3GB disk, create a 4GB filesystem on it, and use it as a data disk but 
that's different than booting to it.

The helpfile for the OS installer lists at least one 2GB disk as viable 
options for installing, but the 32430N is a 2.1 GB. It may be slightly 
too big.

I could try updating the PROM and see if that lets me boot the disk. 
I've also got some 1GB IBM disks that aren't in the disktab. If I can 
find (or create) appropriate disktab entries, perhaps I can install on 
and boot one of those. http://docs.hp.com/en/B9106-90011/disktab.4.html 
will probably be helpful with that.

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On 06/03/2010 08:37 AM, Jonathan J. M. Katz wrote:
> Is it too large/big a disk for the PROM or something?
> My HP-UX-fu is extremely dusty.
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM, Barry Callahan<barryc at rjlsystems.com>  wrote:
>> Yeah, it's not a SCSI problem. Internally, the only thing connected is the
>> floppy, and externally, the disk I'm trying to set up and the optical drive
>> I'm installing from.
>> Termination, drive parity settings, etc, have all been verified to be
>> correct.
>> I can mount and access the 32430 when I've booted to the install media. I
>> just can't boot to it.
>> I wonder, can I try manually setting up the IPL?
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