This document assumes that you have the key to your machine. The information in this document applies to AIX Versions 4.x.
NOTE: If your system does not have a key or if you need additional
detail about booting your system into Maintenance mode and starting a limited
function maintenance shell, consult the product documentation or contact your
AIX support center.
The product documentation library is also available:
With bootable media as the same version and level as the system, boot the system. The bootable media can be any ONE of the following:
Follow the prompts to the Welcome to Base OS menu.
Access a Root Volume Group
The next screen prints a warning message and asks you to select 0 to continue. Select 0.
The next screen asks you to select the proper volume group. Select the proper volume group for your machine.
The console will display information about rootvg and a menu with two options. Choose option 1:
Access this volume group and start a shell
NOTE: You can also accomplish step 3 by booting into Service Mode from a Sysback Systape.
If you receive errors from the preceding options, do not continue with the rest of this procedure. First correct the problem. If you need assistance correcting the problem, contact one of the following:
passwd Changing password for "root" root's New password: Enter the new password again:
[ Doc Ref: 90605208914742 Publish Date: Oct. 19, 2000 4FAX Ref: none ]