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AIX Boot

(A Little long question)
I Have a Bull Estrella 200 and I can't boot up,because the system stop when is loading the graphic system.
I tried to do a TAPE BOOT, but the system could not load using the tape.
So, someone  knows how can I do the system load with tape boot?
Another question, I tried to find some site in  internet when I can download the files to do the floppy disk boot and the root disk,but I didn't find.
If somebody know where I can download a ramdisk to AIX 4.1.4 or If someone who has this version of kernel and could do a image and send to me.

Just complete the question above:
My Bull Estrella 200 don't have a key that permited to start in service mode, like a IBM.
I try to do the boot tape using this commands(In another AIX machine (IBM), AIX version 4.1.5):
- chdev -l rmt0 -a block_size=512
- tctl -f /dev/rmt0 rewind
- bosboot -ad /dev/rmt0.1
- mkinsttape /dev/rmt0.1

The boot floppy disk that I do in the another machine(IBM),my bull don't find the kernel inside the boot disk.I thing that is the fact that in another machine(IBM) running a different AIX version that my machine.

The message that I receive when i try to boot up my BULL is:
 <system initialization completed>
I can ping, but I can't use a telnet(firewall don't permitted).
I have a ORACLE DATABASE installed in my BULL , and the terminals don't "talk" with the oracle server.This means that just a little service the machine started until stopped.

Thanks a lot.

Daniel Angst
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tel2Commented:
Daniel,

Questions:

1. What errors do you get then the system is loading the graphic system?

2. Is the tape you are trying to boot from, a mksysb (AIX's bootable backup format), or what?  What command was used to generate it?

3. What error messages, etc, do you get when you try to boot from this tape?

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ahoffmannCommented:
if your system has a key (like IBM), switch to service mode, then you can boot
                using your boot floppies, they stop in a maintance shell, there try following:
                   getrootfs tape0
                   export TERM=hft
                   smit
(please check docs about the tape's device name for getrootfs)
not shure if it works, but that's the way it used to do on IBM with AIX
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Daniel_AngstAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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keif_sunnyvale.co.ukCommented:
There is one thing I have seen that stops a system booting up
properly. In the /etc/rc file, if an appendum has been made to that file.
Boot to maintenance mode and check the file, there is a line that says that it must be at the end of the file. A lot of programers use rc as an auto starter for their own processes. This can be a problem.
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Daniel_AngstAuthor Commented:
Dear Mr. keif_sunnyvale.co.uk ,
for me do what you said, I need to boot up the machine and this that don't work.
I'm trying to boot up with floppy disk, tape and cdrom, but anything worked.
I ask apolagize if my question was not cleary, but my problem is that I try boot up and machine stopped with this message: SYSTEM INICIALIZATION COMPLETED, and I can't do nothing more.
I try to stop the boot presseing F5and F4 key and 5 key, but don't work too.

By the way,I think that I don't boot with tape because I don't configure correty in boot options.I just change to start using the specific device(in case, tape).

Thanks a lot
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