If you can boot the system, you can change the "normal" boot list to
your own needs: first try cdrom, then harddisk. This is done with the
command "diag", press Enter, select "Service Aids", scroll down to
"Display/Alter boot list", select "Normal mode bootlist", "Alter current
change the order to cd0 = 1, hdisk0 = 2. Do not forget to put your
harddisk somewhere in the bootlist (not only the cdrom). If you have
more than one hd and you do not know from which hd the system boots,
insert all hds in the bootlist. For example: cd0=1, hd0=2, hd1=3. I do
not know if a complete system installation changes the bootlist. So
after installation remove the cdrom, boot the system and check the
normal bootlist again. perhaps you should remove the cdrom from the
bootlist or set it as last device in the row. This would help you to
boot the system after a hd crash without a key again.
John Simpson schrieb:
> > Hello All,
> > I've 'inherited' an old, no service agreement, Model 250 RS/6000 at
> my new
> > employer. It's got AIX 3.2 on it that I want to blow away and
> install 4.x.
> > The problem is that nobody can find the key for it. The lock is in
> > position right now, as you can probably infer.
> > In order to install a whole new OS, the lock has to be in 'service'
> > to be able boot from the new AIX CD. Is there anyway I can install a
> new OS
> > without the key? Without the key, I can't even open the case to hot
> > the service position, right?
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> > Corey Wirun
> This is not meant to be flip, but this may require a low-tech solution.
> Have you considered a locksmith?
> John H. Simpson
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