AIX 5.1 cdrom install on p690 lpar hangs at "closing stdin and stdout" - Aix

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  1. AIX 5.1 cdrom install on p690 lpar hangs at "closing stdin and stdout"

    I am trying to boot from a 5.1 install cdrom on a p690 lpar but the
    install hangs at "closing stdin and stdout"

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Welcome to
    AIX.
    boot image timestamp: 19:49
    04/16
    The current time and date: 03:45:53
    10/17/2007
    number of processors: 2 size of memory:
    256Mb
    boot device: /pci@3fffde08000/pci@2,6/scsi@1/sd@6,0:\ppc\chrp
    \bootfile.exe
    closing stdin and
    stdout...
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I am guessing it is looking for the console elsewhere? I m using a
    virtual console via web SM.

    Things I have tried:
    * waiting for an hour
    * Installing from 5.3 media works fine.
    * I have tried pressing '1' to define the console and esc-1 but
    nothing happens.
    * No LED codes, lpar state is "running"
    * I have mounted the 5.1 cdrom on a 5.3 lpar and it mounts OK and I
    can read the contents, so the cdrom itself is seems fine.
    * I have tried toggling "small real mode address region" for memory
    settings in the lpar profile, but no change. Note that the welcome
    screen shows less RAM than is allocated to the lpar for some reason.


    Any ideas?

    ---John


  2. Re: AIX 5.1 cdrom install on p690 lpar hangs at "closing stdin andstdout"

    jk_email@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I am trying to boot from a 5.1 install cdrom on a p690 lpar
    > but the install hangs at "closing stdin and stdout"


    What level of 5.1 is the boot CD?
    Which processor in the p690?
    What level of HMC code?
    Some p690s (Power4+) require AIX V5.1 with 5100-04 Recommended
    Maintenance package (APAR IY39794) and APAR IY36771, or later:
    http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca...NUS103-128.PDF

    Paul Landay

  3. Re: AIX 5.1 cdrom install on p690 lpar hangs at "closing stdin and stdout"

    On Oct 17, 6:30 am, Paul Landay wrote:
    > jk_em...@yahoo.com wrote:
    > > I am trying to boot from a 5.1 install cdrom on a p690 lpar
    > > but the install hangs at "closing stdin and stdout"

    >
    > What level of 5.1 is the boot CD?
    > Which processor in the p690?
    > What level of HMC code?
    > Some p690s (Power4+) require AIX V5.1 with 5100-04 Recommended
    > Maintenance package (APAR IY39794) and APAR IY36771, or later:
    > http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca...NUS103-128.PDF
    >
    > Paul Landay


    Make sure 5.1 is ok for your config. 5.1 does not support all the
    virtualisation features,
    only 5.2 / 5.3 do. If memory serves, 5.1 only supports dedicated
    processors.
    Check this out!


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