Tuesday, August 30, 2011

bosboot - make a disk bootable in IBM AIX

To make a disk bootable on the default boot logical volume on the fixed disk from which the system is booted in IBM AIX:

# bosboot -a

To create a bootable image called /tmp/tape.bootimage for a tape device:

# bosboot -ad /dev/rmt0 -b /tmp/tape.bootimage

To create a boot image file for an Ethernet boot:

# bosboot -ad /dev/ent0 


bosboot -a