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Pinned topic Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

‏2013-02-14T11:38:40Z |
Hello,
I have p5 model 55A and booted in SMS mode. From there I started to boot from DVD which is AIX 6.1 installation media. There is no HMC attached.

The booting message AIX 6.1 etc. is displayed at the console (serial connection). After that the CPU# are shown (0-15) and then the DVD starts working.
But after that I could not get the prompt to enter the AIX installation parameters. What is wrong there?

Firmware level is 240_332 and I have run a check with a diagnostic CD which is recognized.

Any hints are very welcome :-)

Sunny
Updated on 2013-02-18T10:47:30Z at 2013-02-18T10:47:30Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-14T12:31:09Z  
    The iso-image is "AIX_6.1_Base_Operating_System_TL_6100-08-00_DVD_1_of_2_112012.iso".

    I try to install a standalone system without LPAR and HMC.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-14T12:33:12Z  
    The iso-image is "AIX_6.1_Base_Operating_System_TL_6100-08-00_DVD_1_of_2_112012.iso".

    I try to install a standalone system without LPAR and HMC.
    Display says --> 0512
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-14T13:34:27Z  
    Booting from AIX 6.1 CD-Set will also not work. Grumpf...
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-14T14:00:25Z  
    Booting from AIX 6.1 CD-Set will also not work. Grumpf...
    Booting from CD initializes the CPUs, then there are two lines to display something with /usr/lib/xxx.
    The display says 0c45 (Cannot configure the console).
  • dukessd
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-15T01:10:50Z  
    Booting from CD initializes the CPUs, then there are two lines to display something with /usr/lib/xxx.
    The display says 0c45 (Cannot configure the console).
    Well you answered your own question:
    0c45 Cannot configure the console.

    I know it was working for the first part of the boot, and it works for the diag CD but when AIX enters runtime the console configuration changes....

    Try another serial cable / another terminal / different terminal emulator settings.

    This is a common problem but unless you can tell us exactly what serial console, connection (with pin out) and settings you are using then "Good luck with that!"

    HTH
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-15T11:50:58Z  
    • dukessd
    • ‏2013-02-15T01:10:50Z
    Well you answered your own question:
    0c45 Cannot configure the console.

    I know it was working for the first part of the boot, and it works for the diag CD but when AIX enters runtime the console configuration changes....

    Try another serial cable / another terminal / different terminal emulator settings.

    This is a common problem but unless you can tell us exactly what serial console, connection (with pin out) and settings you are using then "Good luck with that!"

    HTH
    I have a serial cable with a USB adaptor plugged into the serial port(lowest number) and I am accessing the console port with putty.exe from Windows 19200/8/N/1.

    Do you think the cable might be wrong? Seems funny, because I can access ASMI and first part of installation.

    If AIX install is switching to another console this should be found somewhere in the docs(?).

    Maybe I am starting the boot procedure for the AIX install media wrong...
  • dukessd
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-16T00:39:02Z  
    I have a serial cable with a USB adaptor plugged into the serial port(lowest number) and I am accessing the console port with putty.exe from Windows 19200/8/N/1.

    Do you think the cable might be wrong? Seems funny, because I can access ASMI and first part of installation.

    If AIX install is switching to another console this should be found somewhere in the docs(?).

    Maybe I am starting the boot procedure for the AIX install media wrong...
    I think the cable is probably the problem.

    For ASMI, a diag CD boot and the first part of the AIX boot the serial port flow control is the same but in AIX runtime it switches.

    I cannot remember witch way round but it's from hardware to software or vice versa.

    I suspect your cable, and this is a common problem, only supports the one used during ASMI / diags / boot and not the one used in AIX.

    As your cable is then via USB this may give you another problem if the USB part does not support the AIX runtime connection.

    There is a way to tell AIX not to change the flow control but the catch is you need access to AIX to reconfigure the TTY port to do it!
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Booting AIX 6.1 from DVD fails on p5 9133-55A

    ‏2013-02-18T10:47:30Z  
    • dukessd
    • ‏2013-02-16T00:39:02Z
    I think the cable is probably the problem.

    For ASMI, a diag CD boot and the first part of the AIX boot the serial port flow control is the same but in AIX runtime it switches.

    I cannot remember witch way round but it's from hardware to software or vice versa.

    I suspect your cable, and this is a common problem, only supports the one used during ASMI / diags / boot and not the one used in AIX.

    As your cable is then via USB this may give you another problem if the USB part does not support the AIX runtime connection.

    There is a way to tell AIX not to change the flow control but the catch is you need access to AIX to reconfigure the TTY port to do it!
    After haapy googling I found this:

    Almost every time I've seen a 0c45 it means you are using the wrong
    terminal config on the console terminal, or you are using a RS-232 cable
    with too many wires in it. The installing/mksysb-restoring code
    absolutely requires "Line Control IPRTS" which means NO FLOW CONTROL at
    all. That does not mean it will ignore flow control, like AIX can after
    it is booted, instead it means that if you try to use flow control, IT
    WON'T WORK. 0c45 happens.

    here: http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/AIX-L/2006-05/msg00074.html

    So I will give it a try using NONE as flow control. I have also removed the USB adapter and use now a plain RS232 socket with a Windows XP notebook.