When running the command “bosboot -ad /dev/ipldevice” in IBM AIX, you get the following error:
A device specified with the
bosboot -d command is not valid. The
bosboot command was unable to finish processing because it could not locate the required boot device. The
installp command calls the bosboot command with /
dev/ipldevice. If this error does occur, it is probably because /dev/ipldevice does not exist.
/dev/ipldevice is a link to the boot disk.
To determine if the link to the boot device is missing or incorrect :
- Verify the link exists:
- In this case, it does not exist. To identify the boot disk, execute
lslv -m hd5. It will show the name of the boot disk:
In this example the boot disk name is
- Create a link between the boot device indicated and the
In my case, I ran:
- Now run the