"Error: sysboot not found"

From: sab_at_freemail.ru <(sab_at_freemail.ru)>
Date: Wed Sep 8 05:18:56 2004

Hello, Aro Hirohi

I found your message releted to sysboot problems at Apollo DN5500 .

here it is

I am trying to salvage a nice Apollo DN5500 server. Unfortunately I had to swap the original Maxtor ESDI 760 HD - it makes a clunky noise - for a lower capacity Micropolis and I have some difficulties to reinstall DomainOS software.
The system starts under service mode. It can read a bootable tape and install the mini DomainOS software but it cannot boot DomainOS directly from the hard disk ... it dies with an "Error: sysboot not found"

What I've done ...
in service mode, with a 10.3.4 boot tape inserted,
> re
> di c
> ex config, ex calendar, ex invol ... to enter the new hd configuration, setup date/time and format hd then ...
> ex domain_os ... does a lot of shoeshinning, copy base OS from tape to hd and says that sysboot is found and skipped ...
) go ... goes to HP logo and login or ) sh runs a text shell ... I was delighted ... but now if I shutdown and reboot the system in normal mode, it passes the tests ok but fails to start the base OS complaining about "sysboot not found". Same result in service mode if I do a > re and > ex domain_os.
Considering that it boots fine from a tape, I assume that the sysboot is not a eprom program and that it has been erased by formatting the drive. Does anybody know how to install the sysboot. Does it have anything to do with the 40KB file copied from the tape to //nodeXXX/sysboot on the hard disk?

Kind regards,




I have the same problems now.

Did you solved your ones ?

If yes - may i ask you how you did it ???

Thank you.

Received on Wed Sep 08 2004 - 05:18:56 BST

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