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 bootconf(4)							 bootconf(4)




 NAME
      bootconf - boot device configuration table

 DESCRIPTION
      This file, /stand/bootfonf, contains the address and disk layout type
      of the system's boot devices or lif volumes. It is used by the
      Software Distributor and HP-UX kernel control scripts (fileset OS-
      Core.KERN-RUN) to determine how and where to update the initial boot
      loader.  Normally the kernel's checkinstall script queries the
      system's hardware and creates the file.  In rare cases when either the
      system configuration cannot be automatically determined or additional
      and/or alternate boot devices should be automatically updated, the
      administrator must edit the /stand/bootconf file manually.

      There is one line in the file for each boot device.  Each line
      contains the following blank-separated fields in the order shown:

	   disk type	  A flag indicating how the file system(s) on the
			  disk are laid out.  The flag must be one of the
			  following:

			       l  Indicates that the root disk is in LVM or
				  VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) format. If
				  LVM or VxVM mirrors are used, then each of
				  the "mirrors" must have its own line.

			       p  Indicates that the root disk has Series
				  800-style hard partitions and that the
				  boot volume is is section 6.

			       w  Indicates that the root disk is in the
				  Release 9.X Series 700-style "whole disk"
				  format with no partitions, but boot and
				  swap space are reserved outside the file
				  system.

	   device file	  The absolute path of the device special file that
			  accesses the physical device where the boot area
			  is located. For LVM root disks, the device special
			  file is the physical volume(s) returned by the
			  vgdisplay -v command. For Series 800 hard
			  partitions, this is the device special file that
			  points to section six of the disk.  For Series
			  700-style "whole disks" this is the device file
			  that references the entire disk.

      Blank lines are permitted.  Any line beginning with a # is considered
      to be a comment.

 DIAGNOSTICS
      The Software Distributor log file /var/adm/sw/swagent.log contains



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 bootconf(4)							 bootconf(4)




      diagnostic messages under the OS-Core.KERN-RUN fileset if the bootconf
      file is incorrect. Most of the messages are self-explanatory; a few
      warrant additional explanation:

      ... is either empty or improperly formatted...
	   If there are no other messages about bootconf, the file is
	   probably empty. Otherwise, the file is not in the proper format,
	   and the other messages will explain what the problem is.

      device file ... does not contain a valid boot LIF ...
	   The specified device file does not point to a disk where there is
	   a lif which contains the file HPUX.

      ... has an invalid character in the flag field...
	   Some character other than #, l, p, or w is in the first field of
	   a line.

      ... contains contradictory boot LIF types...
	   As of release 10.0, the boot areas in /stand/bootconf must all be
	   on the same type of disk layout.

      ... has unrecognized extra characters...
	   There are characters after the device file specification.

 EXAMPLES
      The boot area is on an LVM root disk:

	   # Boot Device configuration file
	   # This file contains information regarding the location
	   # of the boot LIF. It is used by the KERN-RUN fileset to
	   # update the boot kernel.
	   l /dev/dsk/c2t7d0

      The system has LVM mirroring on root (the device files indicate that
      the system is running on a 9.0 release being prepared for updating to
      10.0):

	   # Boot Device configuration file
	   # This file contains information regarding the location
	   # of the boot LIF. It is used by the KERN-RUN fileset to
	   # update the boot kernel.
	   l /dev/dsk/c1d0s2
	   l /dev/dsk/c4d0s2
	   l /dev/dsk/c5d0s2

      The boot area is on a hard partitioned disk:

	   # Boot Device configuration file
	   # This File contains information regarding the location
	   # of the boot LIF. It is used by the KERN-RUN fileset to
	   # update the boot kernel.



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 bootconf(4)							 bootconf(4)




	   p /dev/dsk/0s0

      The boot area is on a whole disk layout:

	   # Boot Device configuration file
	   # This File contains information regarding the location
	   # of the boot LIF. It is used by the KERN-RUN fileset to
	   # update the boot kernel.
	   w /dev/dsk/6s0

 WARNINGS
      All of the boot devices in the file must have the same disk layout.

 AUTHOR
      bootconf was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.

 FILES
      /stand/bootconf

 SEE ALSO
      mediainit(1), hpux(1M), mkboot(1M), vgdisplay(1M), lif(4).

      Software Distributor documentation.































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