Chapter FOURTEEN. Emergency Recovery Using the HP-UX Installation Media

Chapter Syllabus

  • 14.1 Recovering a Corrupt Boot Header Including a Missing ISL

  • 14.2 Recovering from Having No Bootable Kernel

  • 14.3 Recovering from a Missing Critical Boot File: /stand/rootconf

There are times when even an administrator can't recover a crashed HP-UX system without a little help. In this chapter, we look at a step-wise approach to recovering a crashed system. With a systematic approach, we can establish how far a system can boot and from there decide on our next course of action. The HP-UX Install Media has built-in functionality known as the Recovery Shell (hence, the CD/DVD from HP-UX 11.0 onward is titled Core OS Install and Recovery). There are automated features ...

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