Re: Loading mediainit from ignite (1727 Views)
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ECUse
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎04-14-1997
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Loading mediainit from ignite

Hi,

 

I am trying to wipe some disks on some servers we are going to be getting rid of. I have a work around but I would still like to know how to resolve this problem. When I try to load the mediainit command from the expert recovery shell i get an error file not found. I am able to load other files. So, how can I ensure to load the file? Here is what I did.

 

                 HP-UX CORE MEDIA SYSTEM RECOVERY
                            MAIN MENU


        s.  Search for a file
        b.  Reboot
        l.  Load a file
        r.  Recover an unbootable HP-UX system
        x.  Exit to shell


This menu is for listing and loading the tools contained on the core media.
Once a tool is loaded, it may be run from the shell. Some tools require other
files to be present in order to successfully execute.

Select one of the above: s

Either enter the filename(s) to be searched for, or 'all' for a total listing.
mediainit
./usr/bin/mediainit

<Press return to continue>

                 HP-UX CORE MEDIA SYSTEM RECOVERY
                            MAIN MENU


        s.  Search for a file
        b.  Reboot
        l.  Load a file
        r.  Recover an unbootable HP-UX system
        x.  Exit to shell


This menu is for listing and loading the tools contained on the core media.
Once a tool is loaded, it may be run from the shell. Some tools require other
files to be present in order to successfully execute.

Select one of the above: l

   NOTE: Loading some files may require other files/libraries to be loaded.
       If an attempt is made to load a file, and an error message is
       encountered when the command is invoked, it may be useful to use
       the chatr command (on a system that is up and running) to ensure that
       dependencies are met.  See chatr(1) for more details.

       For some commands (vi, ftp, rcp), the dependent files will be
       automatically loaded.  For others, you need to load them manually.

       If you specify a filename of "all" a list of all the files available
       will be displayed.


Filesystem           kbytes    used   avail %cap iused   ifree iused Mounted on
/                    57892   28978   28914  50%    80   14320   1%   ?
Filesystem           kbytes    used   avail %cap iused   ifree iused Mounted on
/RAMFS1             102400   17285   79836  18%   384   21276   2%   ?
Filesystem           kbytes    used   avail %cap iused   ifree iused Mounted on
/RAMFS2            1044480   28704  952395   3%   127  253941   0%   ?

 Enter the filename(s) to load:
mediainit

********  THE REQUESTED FILE(S): ***********

./usr/bin/mediainit

   Is the above load list correct? [y/(n)] y

 ********* downloading the files *******
ERROR:   File: ./usr/bin/mediainit not found.
NOTE:    Retrying loadfile command...
ERROR:   File: ./usr/bin/mediainit not found.
NOTE:    Retrying loadfile command...
ERROR:   File: ./usr/bin/mediainit not found.
NOTE:    Retrying loadfile command...
ERROR:   File: ./usr/bin/mediainit not found.
NOTE:    Retrying loadfile command...
ERROR:   File: ./usr/bin/mediainit not found.
NOTE:    Retrying loadfile command...
ERROR:   File: ./usr/bin/mediainit not found.

<Press return to continue>

 

I can seem to load any other file I find but not the mediainit command. It's really bugging me.
 Any help would be nice.

 

Thanks

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Torsten.
Posts: 23,216
Registered: ‎10-02-2001
Message 2 of 5 (1,758 Views)

Re: Loading mediainit from ignite

Only a few commands are loadable in recovery shell.

There are a lot of related threads around, some suggesting to do several cold installs on the disks, this will also do a good job.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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ECUse
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎04-14-1997
Message 3 of 5 (1,744 Views)

Re: Loading mediainit from ignite

Thanks Torsten. I am doing something similiar. I have been installing an OS on one disk wiping the second then doing the opposite. Just bothers me I can load other files but not the mediainit file. Just my curiousity getting the better of me.

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Dennis Handly
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Registered: ‎03-06-2006
Message 4 of 5 (1,737 Views)

Re: Loading mediainit from ignite

>********  THE REQUESTED FILE(S): ***********
>./usr/bin/mediainit

 

It seems strange that it would give real name of the file, without checking it's there.

Unless it does this for all names, even junk names like "foo".

 

>Only a few commands are loadable in recovery shell.

 

Is there a list?  It says if you use "all", you get a list.  So is mediainit there?

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ECUse
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎04-14-1997
Message 5 of 5 (1,727 Views)

Re: Loading mediainit from ignite

Yeah it's listed. Here is the full list.

 

 Enter the filename(s) to load:
all
]
./usr/sbin/idisk
./sbin/fs/hfs/mkfs
./sbin/fs/hfs/newfs
./sbin/fs/vxfs/mkfs
./sbin/fs/vxfs/newfs
./sbin/mkfs symbolic link to /sbin/fs_wrapper
./sbin/newfs symbolic link to /sbin/fs_wrapper
./sbin/lib/mfsconfig.d/hfs
./sbin/lib/mfsconfig.d/vxfs
./sbin/fs_wrapper
./sbin/sh
./usr/bin/mediainit
./usr/sbin/tunefs
./sbin/extendfs symbolic link to /sbin/fs_wrapper
./sbin/fs/vxfs/extendfs
./
./sbin/
./sbin/awk
./sbin/cat
./sbin/chmod
./sbin/chown
./sbin/date
./sbin/frecov-- more --
./sbin/fs/
./sbin/fs/cdfs/
./sbin/fs/cdfs/mount
./sbin/fs/cdfs/umount symbolic link to /sbin/fs/hfs/umount
./sbin/fs/hfs/
./sbin/fs/hfs/fsck
./sbin/fs/hfs/mount
./sbin/fs/hfs/umount
./sbin/fs/vxfs/
./sbin/fs/vxfs/fsck
./sbin/fs/vxfs/mount
./sbin/fs/vxfs/umount symbolic link to /sbin/fs/hfs/umount
./sbin/fs/vxfs5.0/fsck
./sbin/fs/vxfs5.0/mount
./sbin/fs/vxfs5.0/umount symbolic link to /sbin/fs/vxfs/umount
./sbin/fsck symbolic link to /sbin/fs_wrapper
./sbin/init
./sbin/insf
./sbin/ioinit
./sbin/ioscan
./sbin/lib/
./sbin/lib/mfsconfig.d/
./sbin/ls
-- more --
./sbin/mkboot
./sbin/mkdir
./sbin/mknod
./sbin/mount
./sbin/mv
./sbin/pax
./sbin/reboot
./sbin/stty
./sbin/umount
./sbin/restore
./usr/
./usr/bin/
./usr/bin/basename
./usr/bin/chgrp
./usr/bin/cmp
./usr/bin/cp
./usr/bin/cut
./usr/bin/dd
./usr/bin/dirname
./usr/bin/egrep
./usr/bin/expr
./usr/bin/false
./usr/bin/fgrep linked to ./usr/bin/egrep
-- more --
./usr/bin/getopts
./usr/bin/grep linked to ./usr/bin/egrep
./usr/bin/hostname
./usr/bin/kill
./usr/bin/ln
./usr/bin/model
./usr/bin/ps
./usr/bin/pwd
./usr/bin/rm
./usr/bin/rmdir linked to ./usr/bin/rm
./usr/bin/sed
./usr/bin/sort
./usr/bin/tar
./usr/bin/touch
./usr/bin/true
./usr/bin/uname
./usr/bin/wc
./usr/bin/compress
./usr/bin/ed
./usr/bin/find
./usr/bin/getopt
./usr/bin/id
./usr/bin/more
-- more --
./usr/bin/tail
./usr/bin/uncompress linked to ./usr/bin/compress
./usr/bin/zcat linked to ./usr/bin/compress
./usr/bin/bdf
./usr/bin/diff
./usr/bin/mt
./usr/bin/ex
./usr/bin/vi linked to ./usr/bin/ex
./usr/bin/ftp
./usr/bin/rcp
./usr/bin/remsh
./usr/lib/
./usr/lib/libcma.1
./usr/lib/libcma.2
./usr/lib/libcma.sl symbolic link to ./libcma.2
./usr/lib/libdce.1
./usr/lib/libdce.sl symbolic link to ./libdce.2
./usr/lib/nls/
./usr/lib/nls/msg/
./usr/lib/nls/msg/C/
./usr/lib/nls/msg/C/dcerpc.cat
./usr/lib/nls/msg/C/cpp.cat
./usr/lib/sw/
-- more --
./usr/lib/sw/ui/
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_addhost.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_analyze.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_bundles.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_chgloc.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_defs.h
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_depend.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_details.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_dsa.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_init.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_install.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_jobopts.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_jobs.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_list.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_menudefs.h
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_options.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_patch.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_remove.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_rmsourc.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_sched.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_selalt.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_seldpt.ui
-- more --
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_session.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_softinf.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_softwar.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_source.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_targets.ui
./usr/lib/sw/ui/C/smc_task.ui
./usr/lib/sw/help/
./usr/lib/sw/help/C/
./usr/lib/sw/help/C/sduhelp.hv
./usr/lib/sw/help/C/sduhelp.hvk
./usr/lib/sw/help/C/sduhelp00.ht
./usr/lib/sw/help/C/sduhelp01.ht
./usr/lib/hpux32/
./usr/lib/hpux32/aries32.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/dld.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/libCsup.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libc.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libcl.so symbolic link to ./libcl.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libcl.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libdl.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libelf.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libm.so symbolic link to ./libm.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libm.so.1
-- more --
./usr/lib/hpux32/libnss_files.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libpthread.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libsec.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libsin.so symbolic link to ./libsin.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libsin.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libstd.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libstream.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libuca.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libunwind.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libxcurses.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/pa_boot32.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/uld.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/libnsl.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libnss_dns.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libxti.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libm.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libgss.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/libkrb5.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/libk5crypto.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/libcom_err.so
./usr/lib/hpux32/libkrb5.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libk5crypto.so.1
./usr/lib/hpux32/libcom_err.so.1
-- more --
./usr/lib/libcom_err.sl
./usr/lib/libgss.sl
./usr/lib/libkrb5.sl
./usr/lib/libk5crypto.sl
./usr/lib/libcom_err.1
./usr/lib/libk5crypto.1
./usr/lib/libkrb5.1
./usr/lib/libc.1
./usr/lib/libc.2
./usr/lib/libcurses.1
./usr/lib/libdld.1
./usr/lib/libdld.2
./usr/lib/libdld.sl symbolic link to ./libdld.2
./usr/lib/libsis.sl
./usr/lib/libnss_files.1
./usr/lib/libpthread.1
./usr/lib/libsec.2
./usr/lib/libxcurses.1
./usr/lib/efi/
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/HPUX/
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/HPUX/hpux.efi
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/Intel_Firmware/
-- more --
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/Intel_Firmware/fpswa.efi
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/diag/
./usr/lib/efi/EFI/tools/
./usr/lib/efi/startup.nsh
./usr/lib/uxbootlf
./usr/lib/libM.1 symbolic link to ./libm.1
./usr/lib/libm.1
./usr/lib/libm.2
./usr/lib/dld.sl
./usr/lib/libdc.sl
./usr/newconfig/
./usr/sbin/
./usr/sbin/devnm
./usr/sbin/diskinfo
./usr/sbin/efi_cp
./usr/sbin/efi_fsinit
./usr/sbin/efi_ls
./usr/sbin/efi_mkdir
./usr/sbin/efi_rm
./usr/sbin/efi_rmdir
./usr/sbin/insf symbolic link to /sbin/mksf
./usr/sbin/ioinit symbolic link to /sbin/ioinit
./usr/sbin/ioscan symbolic link to /sbin/ioscan
-- more --
./usr/sbin/mknod symbolic link to /sbin/mknod
./usr/sbin/mount symbolic link to /sbin/mount
./usr/sbin/reboot symbolic link to /sbin/reboot
./usr/sbin/setboot
./usr/sbin/swapon
./usr/sbin/umount symbolic link to /sbin/umount
./usr/sbin/rvxdump symbolic link to /usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/vxdump
./usr/sbin/rvxrestore symbolic link to /usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/vxrestore
./usr/sbin/vxdump symbolic link to /usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/vxdump
./usr/sbin/vxrestore symbolic link to /usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/vxrestore
./usr/sbin/mk_kernel
./usr/sbin/swagentd
./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swpackage
./usr/sbin/chroot
./usr/sbin/swacl linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swconfig linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swcopy linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swlist linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swremove linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swverify linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swreg linked to ./usr/sbin/swinstall
./usr/sbin/swmodify linked to ./usr/sbin/swpackage
-- more --
./usr/share/
./usr/share/lib/
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/h/
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/h/hp
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/v/
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/v/vt100
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/w/
./usr/share/lib/terminfo/w/wy60
./usr/lbin/
./usr/lbin/fs/
./usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/
./usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/vxdump
./usr/lbin/fs/vxfs/vxrestore
./usr/lbin/sw/
./usr/lbin/sw/control_utils
./usr/lbin/swagent
./usr/lbin/sysadm/
./usr/lbin/sysadm/create_sysfile
./usr/lbin/sysadm/system_prep
./usr/contrib/
./usr/contrib/bin/
./usr/contrib/bin/gzip
-- more --
./usr/contrib/bin/gunzip linked to ./usr/contrib/bin/gzip
./usr/conf/
./usr/conf/gen/
./usr/conf/gen/templates/
./usr/conf/gen/templates/generic
./usr/ccs/
./usr/ccs/lbin/
./usr/ccs/lbin/cpp
./usr/obam/
./usr/obam/lbin/
./usr/obam/lbin/gethelp
./usr/obam/lbin/ui_exec
./usr/obam/lib/
./usr/obam/lib/libIDMawrt.1
./usr/obam/lib/libIDMawrt.sl symbolic link to ./libIDMawrt.1
./usr/obam/lib/libobam.1
./usr/obam/lib/libobam.sl symbolic link to ./libobam.1
./usr/obam/lib/obam_aw.dmb
./usr/obam/lib/help/
./usr/obam/lib/help/C/
./usr/obam/lib/help/C/ui/
./usr/obam/lib/help/C/ui/ui.sdl
./dev/
-- more --
./dev/config
./dev/null
./dev/console
./dev/kmem
./dev/mem
./dev/rroot
./dev/root
./dev/tty
./dev/syscon
./dev/systty
./tmp/
./tmp/set_locale
./stand/
./var/
./var/tmp/
./var/adm/
./var/adm/sw/
./var/adm/sw/security/
./var/adm/sw/security/_ACL
./var/adm/sw/security/_OWNER
./var/adm/sw/security/_PROD_DFLT_ACL
./var/adm/sw/security/_SOC_DFLT_ACL
./var/adm/sw/security/secrets
-- more --
./var/adm/sw/defaults
./opt/
./opt/ignite/
./opt/ignite/bin/
./opt/ignite/bin/print_manifest
./opt/ignite/manifest/
./opt/ignite/manifest/template.def
./opt/ignite/share/
./opt/ignite/share/man/
./opt/ignite/share/man/man1m.Z/
./opt/ignite/share/man/man1m.Z/print_manifest.1m
./etc/
./etc/group
./etc/passwd
./etc/magic
./etc/hosts
./etc/services
./etc/inetsvcs.conf
./etc/nsswitch.conf
./configure3
./monitor_bpr

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