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reassigning console from HMC

recently loaded AIX 6.1 onto IBM POWER6 p520 and p550 through ASCii terminal serial connection successfully.
Now have it successfully connected to HMC but when I power on the server, the terminal only displays until  "Welcome to AIX" screen.

How do I get full output to the TERM i opened on the HMC ? How do I assign the console since it seems to want to default to the ASCii port and there's no longer a connection ?

Thanks
Randy
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RNH4
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woolmilkporcCommented:
During Installation via ASCII terminal the path to this device was recorded in the ODM as the console path.
You must remove this path from ODM to have it reassigned to the virtual terminal device during the next reboot.
Once the partition is running, telnet or ssh to it to clean up ODM -
odmdelete -q name=vty0 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q name=vty1 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q name=vsa0 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q name=vsa1 -o CuDv
odmdelete -q attribute=syscons -o CuAt

Now update the boot record -
bosboot -ad /dev/ipldevice
and reboot (open a virtual terminal to the LPAR beforehand, don't use the ASCII interface any longer!) -
sync ; reboot
Since you deleted the console path, you will be asked the following during reboot -
******* Please define the System Console. *********

Type a 1 and press Enter to use this terminal as the
system console.

Type a "1" (at the virtual terminal!) and hit <Enter>.
Now output should continue normally.
wmp
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RNH4Author Commented:
took several attempts. Not sure why but finally was able to open a terminal.
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