Professional Web Applications Themes

Question about multi-boot on RS/6000 - AIX

I have an RS/6000 and have installed two different versions of AIX on separate physical disks. I can boot the machine into each o/s by using multiboot and this is working ok. What I am trying to find out is, whether there is a way to remotely log onto the RS/6000 and somehow configure it to boot into the other operating system version when I instruct it to shutdown. I wondered if there was a program/command that allowed me to tell the bios which operating system to boot from ? Tim....

  1. #1

    Default Question about multi-boot on RS/6000

    I have an RS/6000 and have installed two different versions of AIX on
    separate physical disks. I can boot the machine into each o/s by using
    multiboot and this is working ok.

    What I am trying to find out is, whether there is a way to remotely log onto
    the RS/6000 and somehow configure it to boot into the other operating system
    version when I instruct it to shutdown. I wondered if there was a
    program/command that allowed me to tell the bios which operating system to
    boot from ?

    Tim.


    Tim Alsop Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Question about multi-boot on RS/6000

    >
    > What I am trying to find out is, whether there is a way to remotely log onto
    > the RS/6000 and somehow configure it to boot into the other operating system
    > version when I instruct it to shutdown. I wondered if there was a
    > program/command that allowed me to tell the bios which operating system to
    > boot from ?
    The bootlist command is your friend. Use it reset the list of potential boot
    devices in the firmware. The following command sets the list for both modes
    to try hdisk0, then hdisk1, then rmt0, and finally cd0 if all else fails.
    bootlist -m both hdisk0 hdisk1 rmt0 cd0


    --
    Andy Wallis
    [email]rawalliscomcast.net[/email]
    Andy Wallis Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Question about multi-boot on RS/6000

    Andy,

    Many thanks. It worked. I was hoping it was going to be this easy. I
    appreciate your help.

    Regards, Tim.

    "Andy Wallis" <rawalliscomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:slrnbn12dd.198.rawallisifurita.animelan.net. ..
    >
    > What I am trying to find out is, whether there is a way to remotely log
    onto
    > the RS/6000 and somehow configure it to boot into the other operating
    system
    > version when I instruct it to shutdown. I wondered if there was a
    > program/command that allowed me to tell the bios which operating system to
    > boot from ?
    The bootlist command is your friend. Use it reset the list of potential boot
    devices in the firmware. The following command sets the list for both modes
    to try hdisk0, then hdisk1, then rmt0, and finally cd0 if all else fails.
    bootlist -m both hdisk0 hdisk1 rmt0 cd0


    --
    Andy Wallis
    [email]rawalliscomcast.net[/email]


    Tim Alsop Guest

Similar Threads

  1. webusercontrol with multi function question
    By WebBuilder451 in forum ASP.NET Building Controls
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 26th, 11:44 PM
  2. A general question about multi-texturing
    By has981 in forum Macromedia Director 3D
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 9th, 11:32 AM
  3. Multi Page Question
    By latchet_mcbride@adobeforums.com in forum Adobe Illustrator Windows
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: June 18th, 03:33 PM
  4. Multi-boot by mistake!
    By Carlos V in forum Windows Server
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 17th, 05:43 PM
  5. Multi-boot system
    By Carl in forum Windows XP/2000/ME
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 1st, 12:23 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139