I have a JS21 blade that I installed 6.1 on last year. I went to install 7.1 on the blade and it never boots up. It says “STARTING SOFTWARE PLEASE WAIT …” for 10 or so minutes and then just gives up with “No Operating System Installed”. I tried with a 6.1 DVD and the same thing. The DVD drive is fine as I can boot up the blade to AIX 6.1 from disk and mount the DVD to /mnt and see all contents. I also installed 7.1 using the same media on another blade in the same chassis without issue. Chassis and blade were uploaded to latest firmware to no avail. Any thoughts?
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Re: JS21 won't boot off media tray2012-12-07T19:47:37Z in response to JKTuckerSo I tried swapping media trays with another chassis and the blade booted right up, so I have IBM sending a replacement. Odd I could mount media from it on a running OS but not boot from it.