bootconf(4)bootconf(4)NAMEbootconf - boot device configuration table
The file contains the address and disk layout type of the system's boot
devices or lif volumes. It is used by the and HP-UX kernel control
scripts (fileset to determine how and where to update the initial boot
loader. Normally the kernel's script queries the system's hardware and
creates the file. In rare cases when either the system configuration
cannot be automatically determined or additional and/or alternate boot
devices should be automatically updated, the administrator must edit
the file manually.
There is one line in the file for each boot device. Each line contains
the following blank-separated fields in the order shown:
disk type A flag indicating how the file system(s) on the disk are
laid out. The flag must be one of the following:
Indicates that the root disk is in LVM or VERITAS Volume
(VxVM) format. If LVM or VxVM mirrors are used,
then each of the "mirrors" must have its own line in
Indicates that the root disk is in the
"whole disk" format with no partitions, but boot and
swap space are reserved outside the file system.
device file The absolute path of the device special file that accesses
the physical device where the boot area is located. For
LVM root disks, the device special file is the physical
volume(s) returned by the command. For "whole disks" this
is the device file that references the entire disk.
Blank lines are permitted. Any line beginning with a is considered to
be a comment.
The Software Distributor log file contains diagnostic messages under
the fileset if the file is incorrect. Most of the messages are self-
explanatory; a few warrant additional explanation:
If there are no other messages about
the file is probably empty. Otherwise, the file is not in the
proper format, and the other messages will explain what the
The specified device file does not point to a disk where there is a
lif which contains the file
Some character other than
or is in the first field of a line.
As of release 10.0, the boot areas in
must all be on the same type of disk layout.
There are characters after the
device file specification.
The boot area is on an LVM root disk:
The boot area is on a whole disk layout:
All of the boot devices in the file must have the same disk layout.
was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.
FILESSEE ALSOmediainit(1), hpux(1M), hpux.efi(1M), mkboot(1M), vgdisplay(1M),