Is it possible to create an AIX bootdisk for multiple PCs

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have 3 identical machines when it comes to hardware specs. They all have the same version of AIX on them and the exact same processor/memory/ and even hard drive layout. I am locked out of one of the machines due to a password issue and do not have the AIX install CDs. My question is, is it possible to create a bootdisk on the machine I can access, then use that boot CD to reset the password on the PC i'm locked out of?
Question by:khcit
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I already told you in another case how to do this -
On a running system type smitty mkcd
In the next panels fill in the required values as follows -
Use an existing mksysb image? NO
Remove final images after creating CD? NO
Create the CD now? NO  
Leave the rest as is and hit <Enter>
When smitty has finished,  transfer the .iso file(s) it created in /mkcd/cd_images  to a system equipped with a CD writer device.
If using FTP, take care to use binary transfer.
Burn the images onto CD(s).
The CDs will be bootable and can be used to get into maintenance mode.


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Asr earned 2000 total points
ID: 26369087
run this command
mkcd -e -d /dev/cd0 -V rootvg -L
and wait for you see       burn_cd was successful.

then use this 7 step to recover password


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