The trick I always use when updating from an older version to a newer
version is as follows:
If you have go to maintenance mode and do an update, i.e. from 4.2.1 to
4.3.3 do this and reboot.
Once the AIX log-in screen comes up, go to a command prompt i.e. don't log
in using CDE but go to a command prompt and log in as root.
Run the smitty update_all with the AIX 4.3.3 (or whatever you are updating
to) CD's. The reason for this is that I believe some of the older OS i.e.
going from 4.1.5 to 4.3.3, only one CD is read, but there may be updates on
all four for the AIX 4.3.3 CD's that you need. Doing this makes sure that
all four CD's are checked and the software on your machine is updated.
Once this is done, reboot then smitty update_all from the Bonus Pack CD and
the 'Update-CD'. This will make sure that all UMS and other bits you may
have had on your system are also updated to the latest levels.
This usually works for me.
> I cannot count the number of updates to 4.3.3 from 4.2.x and 4.3.x I have
> done from stand alone 6000s to Sp nodes and I have never had this problem.
> You mention that this has happened twice using "that update cd". Do you
> mean the same physical cd? If so, it might be time to use it as a
> > Recently upgraded a server to 4.3.3. After I was done with that I
> > followed IBM's strong suggestion of applying the update cd using smit
> > update_all. Big Mistake. After that I had no more operating system
> > and had to restore from a previous level backup tape. When I tried
> > rebooting after applying the update cd I was missing tons of bos.rte
> > filesets and the tape drive went flakey. I researched this and found a
> > patch on the APAR site bos.rte.libpthreads.184.108.40.206.bff that supposedly
> > fixes this. Duh, how can you apply a patch when your system won't even
> > boot up. This is the second time this has happened using that update
> > cd. Has anyone else had this same problem?
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> > Before you buy.
> Joseph Forlingieri
> Open Systems Consultant
> Lighthouse Computer Systems Inc.