You may need to run the bootlist command if the system hangs on an alternating LED 223/229, alternating LED 225/229, alternating LED 233/235, alternating LED 221/229, alternating LED 222/229, solid LED 221, or solid LED 721. These LEDs indicate that the system cannot locate the boot image.
Other situations may also require that the bootlist command be run. If the bootlist command needs to be run, follow the procedure below. This document applies to AIX Versions 4.x.
For most newer PCI-based models, selecting the default bootlist with a bootable tape or CD-ROM loaded in the machine causes the system to automatically boot from that device. On these machines, use the 5 (five) key on the keyboard, not the numeric keypad, if you are using an ASCII terminal. On a locally attached graphics console, use the F5 function key. Either the 5 or F5 key must be pressed just after the keyboard icon or message is displayed on the console. Generally, the next menu on the screen asks the administrator to define the system console. See the document "Booting in Service Mode" if there are any questions about booting your particular machine into Service mode.
The bootable media can be ANY ONE of the following:
Follow the screen prompts to the following menu:
Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance
If you get errors from the preceding option, do not continue with the rest of this procedure. Correct the problem causing the error. If you need assistance correcting the problem, contact one of the following:
If no errors occur, proceed with the following steps.
lslv -m hd5
bootlist -m normal [hdisk#]
[ Doc Ref: 90605198314826 Publish Date: Feb. 05, 2001 4FAX Ref: 1076 ]