[aix] machine does not reboot after fatal mistake

  • From: Harald Arnold <listen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Liste-AIX <aix@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 01:00:58 +0100

I have a Risc 6000 390 with Floppy, 8GB-5mm-Tape, CD, ASC-
console IBM3151, Installation Cds and a boot-tape.
I am using AIX 4.3.3.

Today I tried to reinstall sambe under /usr/local/samba/bin.
To remove the old version I made "make uninstall" and looked
at the directory: it was full. Therefore I removed all files 
"rm *" in this dir. 

But this was only a link to /usr/bin ! Therefore ALL file of 
/usr/bin are removed !!! 

I tried to reboot, but it is not working.

To recover those files, I replaced the system harddisk by 
another and installed a base AIX-System on the second HDD. 
Then I saw that I have a backup of /usr/bin of this machine
and rebooted the original HDD with installation CD, 
mounting the rootvg. Then I copied the /usr/bin of the
 backup (I burned a CD) into the rootvg.

But now the machine will not boot !!! On the three digit 
display the machine switches between 223 and 229, but no
boot. In maintenance mode, I can boot in single user mode.

PLEASE HELP !!! Thanks Harald

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