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AIX 6.1 information > How-to scenarios > Administrator how-to's > Software installation and maintenance
Installing new and complete overwrite BOS from media
Using this scenario, you can install the AIX® operating system for the first time or overwrite an existing version of the operating system. Things to consider The information in this how-to scenario was tested using specific versions of AIX. The results you obtain might vary significantly depending on your version and level of AIX. In this scenario, you will do the following:
Boot from the AIX product media Set BOS Installation Settings
Perform a new and complete overwrite installation of AIX onto hdisk0 Use English as the primary language Use the default options in the More Options menu
Start the BOS Installation and Configure the System
If you are overwriting an existing system, gather the TCP/IP information from the system before you begin this scenario. Attention: This procedure requires shutting down and reinstalling the base operating system. Whenever you reinstall any operating system, schedule your downtime when it least impacts your workload to protect yourself from a possible loss of data or functionality. Before you perform a new and complete overwrite installation, ensure you have reliable backups of your data and any customized applications or volume groups. For instructions on how to create a system backup, refer to Creating system backups. The following steps show you how to use the system's built-in media device to perform a new and complete overwrite base operating system installation. At this point, the BOS Installation is complete, and the initial configuration of the system is complete.
Step 1. Prepare your system
There must be adequate disk space and memory available. AIX requires 256–512 MB of memory and 2.2 GB of physical disk space. For additional release information, see the AIX 6.1 Release Notes®. Make sure your hardware installation is complete, including all external devices. See the documentation provided with your system unit for installation instructions. If your system needs to communicate with other systems and access their resources, make sure you have the information in the following worksheet before proceeding with installation: Table 1. Network Configuration Information Worksheet Network Attribute Value Network Interface (For example: en0, et0)
Boot from the AIX product media Booting the system from the AIX Product media. you will see the word keyboard when the beeps occur.ibm.________. 5. If you have an ASCII terminal (also called a tty terminal).________ Step 2.________.________. Only the media drive from which you will install AIX should contain the installation media.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/topic/com. you will see the keyboard icon on the screen when the beeps occur. Press Enter to open the Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance screen.________ _______.________. 3.________.________. refer to your hardware documentation for information about how to boot your system from an AIX product media. When the system beeps twice.________ _______. Make sure all external devices attached to the system (such as CD-ROM drives. 2. If you have a graphics display. Type 2 to select 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install in the Choice field and press Enter. 7.Installing new and complete overwrite BOS from media Page 2 of 5 Host Name IP Address Network Mask Nameserver Domain Name Gateway _______. Select the system console by pressing F1 (or 1 on an ASCII terminal) and press Enter.________. Note: If your system does not boot using the F5 key (or the 5 key on an ASCII terminal). DVD drives.boulder. Select the English language for the base operating system (BOS) Installation menus by typing a 1 in the Choice field.________. Welcome to Base Operating System Installation and Maintenance Type the number of your choice and press Enter. 1. and terminals) are turned on.aix.. Insert the AIX Volume 1 media into the media device.________ _______. >>> 1 Start Install Now with Default Settings 2 Change/Show Installation Settings and Install 3 Start Maintenance Mode for System Recovery 4 Configure Network Disks (iSCSI) Choice is indicated by >>>. 2/19/2012 . 88 Help ? http://publib. Power on the system. 6. 4. tape drives. press F5 on the keyboard (or 5 on an ASCII terminal).ibm.howtos/doc/howtos/H..
At least one bootable disk must be selected.hdisk0 >>> Choice : 1 3. To cancel a choice. Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install Type one or more numbers for the disk(s) to be used for installation and press Enter. Set and verify BOS installation settings 1.. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete.0 04-B0-00-6. To change the System Settings. type 1 in the Choice field and press Enter..ibm... Name 1 2 3 >>> 0 66 77 88 99 hdisk0 hdisk1 hdisk2 Location Code 04-B0-00-2. Installation and Settings Either type 0 and press Enter to install with current settings.. type the corresponding number and Press Enter...Installing new and complete overwrite BOS from media Page 3 of 5 99 Previous Menu >>> Choice : 2 Step 3..com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/topic/com.. the disk or disks you want to install..0 04-B0-00-5. verify the installation settings are correct by checking the method of installation (new and complete overwrite)... Go to step 4.. In the Installation and Settings screen.aix.. go to sub-step 2. Type 1 for New and Complete Overwrite in the Choice field and press Enter. type 0 and press Enter to begin the BOS installation. the primary language environment settings.howtos/doc/howtos/H.. The Change Disk (s) Where You Want to Install screen now displays. If the default choices are correct.boulder. 2.New and Complete Overwrite Disk Where You Want to Install.. and the more options menu. or type the number of the setting you want to change and press Enter. 1 System Settings: Method of Installation. which includes the method of installation and disk where you want to install. The current choice is indicated by >>>. 2/19/2012 .0 Size(MB) 4296 4296 12288 VG Status Bootable Yes Yes Yes none none none Continue with choices indicated above Disks not known to Base Operating System Installation Display More Disk Information Help ? Previous Menu >>> Choice : http://publib.ibm... Otherwise.
because you are using the default options in this scenario. Use the following steps to change the Cultural Convention.boulder.. The disk will now be selected as indicated by >>>. b. after a new and complete overwrite installation.. You do not need to select the More Options selection.Installing new and complete overwrite BOS from media Page 4 of 5 4.aix. after a new and complete http://publib. The Installation and Settings screen displays with the selected disks listed under System Settings. Step 4. c. Verify that the selections are correct in the Overwrite Installation Summary screen. On systems with an ASCII display. Language. Press Enter to begin the BOS installation. type a 0 in the Choice field and press Enter.ibm. In the Change Disk(s) Where You Want to Install screen: a. To unselect the destination disk. 5. a. the Configuration Assistant opens. For more information about the installation options available in AIX. On systems with a graphics display. security. Select the appropriate keyboard and language options. and console type. b. Type 2 in the Choice field on the Installation and Settings screen to select the Primary Language Environment Settings option. see BOS installation options.howtos/doc/howtos/H. Select hdisk0 by typing a 1 in the Choice field and press Enter. type the number again and press Enter. Type the number corresponding to English (United States) as the Cultural Convention in the Choice field and press Enter.ibm. To finish selecting disks. 2/19/2012 . 7.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/topic/com. 6. The system automatically reboots after installation is complete. Change the Primary Language Environment® Settings to English (United States). and Keyboard to English. as follows: Overwrite Installation Summary Disks: hdisk0 Cultural Convention: en_US Language: en_US Keyboard: en_US JFS2 File Systems Created: Yes Graphics Software: Yes Desktop: CDE System Management Client Software: Yes Enable System Backups to install any system: Optional Software being installed: >>> 1 88 99 Continue with Install Help ? Previous Menu Yes >>> Choice : The default options change based on machine. Configure the system after installation 1.
2. select Finish now. Parent topic: Software installation and maintenance [ Feedback ] http://publib.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/topic/com. 5. Select Exit the Configuration Assistant and select Next. You can return to the Configuration Assistant or the Installation Assistant by typing configassist or smitty assist at the command line. Set the date and time. set the password for the administrator (root user).boulder.. If you are in the Configuration Assistant.Installing new and complete overwrite BOS from media Page 5 of 5 overwrite installation.ibm. Use any other options at this time. Select the Accept Licenses option to accept the electronic licenses for the operating system. and configure network communications (TCP/IP). 4. 2/19/2012 . press F10 (or ESC+0) to exit the Installation Assistant. 3..howtos/doc/howtos/H.ibm. the Installation Assistant opens.aix. and do not start Configuration Assistant when restarting AIX and select Finish. Or.
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