Below are instructions on how to modify and confirm your bootlist, which is the list of devices that your AIX system is going to try to boot from. Below is a list of quick and easy commands.
- To specify the logical volume hd5 on disk hdisk0 for normal boot, typle
- bootlist -m normal hdisk0 blv=hd5
- To view the boot list that you set in the example above
- bootlist -m normal -o #where normal sepcifies normal boot
- To specify booting in normal mode from the only boot logical volume on hdisk0, or the boot record hd5 on hdisk1, do the following
- bootlist -m normal hdisk0 hdisk1 blv=mb_hd5
- If you are dealing with a new disk you are going to need to initialize the boot block as well.
- In this example you can see that the boot block on hdisk0 has not been initialized.
- # bosboot -ad /dev/hdisk0 #use the bosboot command to initialize it.
- Now all is well
# bootlist -m normal -o
Below are some quick and dirty commands that maybe usefull.
bootlist -m (normal or service) -o –
bootlist -m (normal or service) (list of devices) – change bootlist
bootinfo -b –
Identifies the bootable disk
bootinfo -t –
Specifies type of boot
bosboot -a -d (/dev/pv) – Creates a complete
boot image on a physical volume.
mkboot -c -d (/dev/pv) Zero’s out
the boot records on the physical volume.
savebase -d (/dev/pv) Saves
customised ODM info onto the boot device.