We experienced the following boot problems when trying to boot
our 43P/132 from a bootable tape created by sysback:
Initially, the system seems to boot, but on the Main Screen, it
poses the following question:
(1) Change installation device (Currently:)
At this point, we enter our choice (/dev/rmt0 Other SCSI Tape Drive
04-B0-00-0,0), but it refuses to accept it with the following
message "sysmenus: No space left on device" which immediately
We then tried to upgrade the firmware from 1.09 to 1.11, but that did
not solve the problem.
IBM 7248-133 (firmware 1.11)
Exabyte Eliant 820 SCSI tape-drive
Sysback created using
sysback -f'/dev/rmt0' '-x' -d'Full backup merckx 16/11/98, \
rootvg + vg1' -b'64' 'vg1 '
and verified afterwards.
Any suggestions? Upgrade to Sysback 4.x? Try mksysb instead of sysback?
Is it because it's a third-party tape drive?
Thanks in advance,
Koen Denecker RUG - ELIS - MEDISIP
Tel: ++32-9-264.89.08 GSM: ++32-477-55.39.04 Fax: ++32-9-264.35.94
University of Ghent - Department of Electronics and Information Systems
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 B-9000 Gent Belgium