bootinfo Returns Incorrect Information on IPL ROM Diskette


OS Level: AIX Version 4.1.5
Type/Model: 850


The bootinfo command shows whether a system needs an IPL ROM emulation diskette:

	bootinfo -q en0

When this command was run on a model 850, it returned 0, indicating that the system needed the emulation diskette. However, the model 850 has built-in IPL ROM menus and should not need the diskette.


The bootinfo command uses the Network Adapter name, not the interface name. So for Ethernet, the interface is en0 and the adapter is ent0, and for Token Ring, the interface is tr0 and the adapter is tok0.

For example:

	bootinfo -q tok0
	bootinfo -q ent0

These commands give the correct information.

[ Doc Ref: 9332654546686     Publish Date: Oct. 01, 1999     4FAX Ref: none ]