Problem:

 

AIX LPAR crashed and failed the boot up. The following error shows on console:

 

boot device: /pci@800000020000001/pci@2/pci1069,b166@1/scsi@0/sd@3:2
Invalid magic number for compressed kernel: cannot continue.
ENTER called ok

 

Solution:

Boot this LPAR from NIM:

nim -o maint_boot -a spot=spot_name lpar_name


Once booted into Maintenance window:

Maintenance

Type the number of your choice and press Enter.

>>> 1 Access a Root Volume Group
2 Copy a System Dump to Removable Media
3 Access Advanced Maintenance Functions
4 Erase Disks
5 Configure Network Disks (iSCSI)
6 Select Storage Adapters

 

 

 

 
88 Help ?
99 Previous Menu

>>> Choice [1]: 1

Type the number of your choice and press Enter.

1) Access this Volume Group and start a shell
2) Access this Volume Group and start a shell before mounting filesystems

99) Previous Menu

Choice [99]: 1
Importing Volume Group…

 

 

# bosboot -ad /dev/hdisk0

bosboot: Boot image is 46798 512 byte blocks.

 

# reboot