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Installing a 4.3.3 mksysb Image From Tape

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I have a mksysb image on tape that I'm trying to restore to an IBM 7026/F50 running AIX 4.3.3. As an interim step, I'm trying to boot from the CDROM. After starting SMS and selecting the Multiboot option, I'm trying to figure out how to boot from the CDROM (/dev/cd0) where I have 4.3.3 install media mounted. I managed to add /dev/cd0 as the third device in the list of boot devices, but I can't figure out how to boot from it. Do I really need to boot from the CD, or can I install the mksysb tape image directly from SMS?
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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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Hi,

forget Multiboot. Turn it off, otherwise the following will not work!

Go to SMS -> Boot Options -> Install/Boot device -> Tape -> SCSI -> select device.

Now select "Normal Mode Boot" and Go!

The machine will boot the image contained on the tape and will start the restore process, after asking the usual questions.

wmp
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