Installing AIX using the media device to install a partition without an HMC
In this procedure, you will use the system's built-in media device to perform a new and complete Base Operating System Installation on the standalone system.
The information in this how-to scenario was tested using specific versions of AIX®. The results you obtain might vary significantly depending on your version and level of AIX.
This information contains procedures to install the AIX operating system. For more information on concepts and considerations involved when performing a base operating system installation of AIX, or concepts and requirements involved when using the Network Installation Manager (NIM) to install and maintain AIX, refer to Installation and migration.
At this point, the BOS Installation is complete, and the initial configuration of the system is complete.
Step 1. Prepare your system for installation
- There must be adequate disk space and memory available. AIX requires 4 GB of memory and 20 GB of physical disk space. For additional release information, see the AIX 7.2 Release Notes.
- Make sure your hardware installation is complete, including all external devices. See the documentation provided with your system unit for installation instructions.
- If your system needs to communicate with other systems and access
their resources, make sure you have the information in the following
worksheet before proceeding with installation:
Table 1. Network Configuration Information Worksheet Network Attribute Value Network Interface (For example: en0, et0) Host Name IP Address _______.________.________.________ Network Mask _______.________.________.________ Nameserver _______.________.________.________ Domain Name Gateway _______.________.________.________
Step 2. Boot from the AIX product media
- Insert the AIX Volume 1 media into the media device.
- Make sure all external devices attached to the system (such as DVD drives, and terminals) are turned on. Only the media drive from which you will install AIX should contain the installation media.
- Follow whatever procedure is needed to power on the system to cause it to boot from an AIX product media. Consult your hardware documentation for
instructions if necessary.Note: Most older MicroChannel systems require the keylock to be set in the service position before powering on the system. Some older PCI systems require you to type 5 or press the F5 key (depending on whether you have an ASCII terminal or color graphics display console) when the system beeps and begins repeating
IBMon the console several seconds after being powered on. Most current PCI systems only require that you repetitively type the 5 key (regardless of what type of console you have) at these system prompts. Also, most current systems can be set to boot from alternate media before they are powered on using the service processor menu. Consult your hardware documentation for more information.
- Select the system console when prompted by typing the key indicated by the prompt (1, 2, F1, F2, and so on).
- Select the English language for the base operating system (BOS) Installation menus by typing a 1 in the Choice field. Press Enter to open the Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance screen.
- Type 2 to select 2 Change/Show
Installation Settings and Install in the Choice field
and press Enter.
Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance Type the number of your choice and press Enter. Choice is indicated by >>>. 1 Start Install Now with Default Settings 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install 3 Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery 4 Make Additional Disks Available 5 Select Storage Adapters 88 Help ? 99 Previous Menu >>> Choice : 2
Step 3. Set and verify BOS installation settings
- In the Installation and Settings screen, verify the installation settings are correct by checking the method of installation (new and complete overwrite), the disk or disks you want to install, the primary language environment settings, and the advanced options.
- To change the System Settings, which includes the method of installation and disk where you want
to install, type 1 in the Choice field and press
Installation and Settings Either type 0 and press Enter to install with current settings, or type the number of the setting you want to change and press Enter. 1 System Settings: Method of Installation.............New and Complete Overwrite Disk Where You Want to Install.....hdisk0 >>> Choice : 1
- Type 1 for New and Complete Overwrite in the Choice field and
press Enter. The Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install screen now displays.
Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install Type one or more numbers for the disk(s) to be used for installation and press Enter. To cancel a choice, type the corresponding number and Press Enter. At least one bootable disk must be selected. The current choice is indicated by >>>. Name Location Code Size(MB) VG Status Bootable 1 hdisk0 04-B0-00-2,0 30720 none Yes 2 hdisk1 04-B0-00-5,0 30720 none Yes 3 hdisk2 04-B0-00-6,0 12288 none Yes >>> 0 Continue with choices indicated above 66 Disks not known to Base Operating System Installation 77 Display More Disk Information 88 Help ? 99 Previous Menu >>> Choice :
- In the Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install screen:
- Select hdisk0 by typing a 1 in the Choice field and press Enter. The disk will now be selected as indicated by >>>. To unselect the destination disk, type the number again and press Enter.
- To finish selecting disks, type a 0 in the Choice field and press Enter. The Installation and Settings screen displays with the selected disks listed under System Settings.
- Change the Primary Language Environment Settings to English (United States). Use the following
steps to change the Cultural Convention, Language, and Keyboard to English.
- Type 2 in the Choice field on the Installation and Settings screen to select the Primary Language Environment Settings option.
- Type the number corresponding to English (United States) as the Cultural Convention in the Choice field and press Enter.
- Select the appropriate keyboard and language options.
- Verify that the selections are correct in the Overwrite Installation Summary screen, as follows:
Overwrite Installation Summary Disks: hdisk0 Cultural Convention: en_US Language: en_US Keyboard: en_US Graphics Software: Yes Desktop: CDE System Management Client Software: Yes OpenSSH Client Software: No OpenSSH Server Software: No Enable System Backups to install any system: Yes Selected Edition: express Optional Software being installed: >>> 1 Continue with Install 88 Help ? 99 Previous Menu >>> Choice :
- Press Enter to begin the BOS installation. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete.
Step 4. Configure the system after installation
- On systems with a graphics display, after a new and complete overwrite installation, the Configuration Assistant opens. On systems with an ASCII display, after a new and complete overwrite installation, the Installation Assistant opens.
- Select the Accept Licenses option to accept the electronic licenses for the operating system.
- Set the date and time, set the password for the administrator
(root user), and configure network communications (TCP/IP).
Use any other options at this time. You can return to the Configuration Assistant or the Installation Assistant by typing configassist or smitty assist at the command line.
- Select Exit the Configuration Assistant and select Next. Or, press F10 (or ESC+0) to exit the Installation Assistant.
- If you are in the Configuration Assistant, select Finish now, and do not start Configuration Assistant when restarting AIX and select Finish.
Step 5. Manage your system
At this point, you may want to perform several common system-administration procedures. The following table lists where to find information about performing these procedures.
|Backing up and recovering system backups||"Creating and installing system backups" in Installation and migration|
|Managing users and groups||"Users, Roles, and Passwords" in Security|
|Installing software||"Optional Software Products and Service Updates" in Installation and migration|
|Installing fixes/updates||"Optional Software Products and Service Updates" in Installation and migration|
|Tuning the system for performance||"Performance tuning" in Performance management|
|Configuring printers||Printers and printing|