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Pinned topic AIX 5.3 OS installation issue on 9115-505 Server Model

‏2009-02-05T12:26:09Z |
Hi

I have a P5 server model 9115-505 (No HMC attached)and this server came with the default AIX 5.3 installed. for a requirement I have installed AIX 6.1 on this server and now again when i try to install AIX 5.3, I get an error warning "there are no disks available on this system". the system reads the disks and it proceeds well to the installation screen and hangs giving the above error.(attached sreen shots) SMS menu shows the disks as well, it is identified at that level.

But i am able to install AIX 6.1 without any issue again and again. after a research on the net i updated the firmware from SF240_299 to SF240_338 thinking that will solve this issue, yet the issue exist.

Please advice how to get AIX 5.3 installed on this system. the AIX 5.3 CDs are working perfectly but these are old CDs (2, 3 years old) I got to know from a friend that this could be due to using old disks. is this the reason or what seems to be the issue, that i cannot install the AIX 5.3 OS?

I have two disks and formated one disk using AIX 6.1 and tried installing AIX 5.3 on that but the issue is same. i use Hyper terminal to connect to this server (19200 8N1. the code which is displayed is "0c48" at the failing point.

Please advice.

Regards,
hectic
Updated on 2009-02-17T04:38:42Z at 2009-02-17T04:38:42Z by SystemAdmin
  • dukessd
    dukessd
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    Re: AIX 5.3 OS installation issue on 9115-505 Server Model

    ‏2009-02-06T02:08:13Z  
    The 6.1 > 5.3 thing is probably a pad string problem - search google.

    The c48 = Prompting you for input.
    Seems your console connection is not working, try another / a supported, console cable / connection.

    HTH
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: AIX 5.3 OS installation issue on 9115-505 Server Model

    ‏2009-02-06T07:24:50Z  
    Hey,

    These below URL's might help you:-

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.install/doc/insgdrf/bos_system_and_error_msgs.htm

    http://post.doit.wisc.edu/library/aix51/usr/share/man/info/en_US/a_doc_lib/aixins/aixinsgd/system_error_msgs.htm
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    6902 Posts

    Re: AIX 5.3 OS installation issue on 9115-505 Server Model

    ‏2009-02-17T04:38:42Z  
    Hi All,

    Thanks a lot for all of your replies. finally i managed to install AIX 5.3 on the server model 9115-505, with the latest AIX 5.3 images(4/2008--Tl 5300-08) . the CDs which i tried earlier was old (5300-00-00), seems the old CDs doesn't detect the HD.

    Thanks,
    R...