Unable to boot a 43P/140 - please help

Unable to boot a 43P/140 - please help

Post by si.. » Fri, 18 Dec 1998 04:00:00




> Hi folks. I have an RS/6000 43P/140 running AIX 4.3 that won't boot except in
> maintenance mode. Below are the last messages I see when I try a normal boot:
> 0513-059 The syslogd subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 3916.
> <date> <time> Unixserver2 syslogd: bind: errno=68
> 0513-059 The sendmail subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is <whatever>.
> 0513-059 The portmap subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is <whatever>.
> At this point, the system hangs. No login prompt comes up and the numeric
> display cycles between 888, 102, 300 and 0c0.

Ok, boot it in maintenance mode, mount -a, then execute BY HAND
all the commands that'll be executed at run level 2 from your
inittab file to find out which one craps itself.

The syslog error is weird - you haven't changed your system's
hostname or something like that
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Unable to boot a 43P/140 - please help

Post by Tony R. Benne » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00





>> Hi folks. I have an RS/6000 43P/140 running AIX 4.3 that won't boot except in
>> maintenance mode. Below are the last messages I see when I try a normal boot:

>> 0513-059 The syslogd subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 3916.
>> <date> <time> Unixserver2 syslogd: bind: errno=68
>> 0513-059 The sendmail subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is <whatever>.
>> 0513-059 The portmap subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is <whatever>.

>> At this point, the system hangs. No login prompt comes up and the numeric
>> display cycles between 888, 102, 300 and 0c0.

>Ok, boot it in maintenance mode, mount -a, then execute BY HAND
>all the commands that'll be executed at run level 2 from your
>inittab file to find out which one craps itself.

>The syslog error is weird - you haven't changed your system's
>hostname or something like that
>--

   102 = System Halt
   300 = Data Storage Interrupt: processor type
   0c0 = Dump completed successfully

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