If your system will not boot, your system software is corrupted beyond repair, or your hard disk has been reformatted or replaced, you can use your emergency recovery boot media, tapes, and incremental backups to restore your system.
Before attempting to restore the system, ensure that your motherboard, hard disks, memory, and peripherals are in good working order. Do so by running any hardware diagnostics included with your system by the manufacturer. While this recovery procedure restores all the system software, applications, and data on the recovery media to your hard disk, it does not ensure proper operation of the system hardware.
To recover the system:
The emergency recovery main menu provides options to start a limited UnixWare 7 operating system command-line shell, to restore data from emergency recovery tapes, to mount or unmount all filesystems (if UnixWare 7 data is accessible on the hard disk), and to reboot the system.
Use these commands to investigate and fix the problem. To exit the shell and return to the main menu, press <Esc>.
You may notice error messages similar to the following:
UX: initprivs: WARNING: File ``file'' fails validation: entry ignored UX: initprivs: WARNING: X entries ignored in ``/etc/security/tcb/privs''This is because the date stamp for the inode was changed during the restore process.
You can fix these errors after your system boots into multi-user mode,
by logging in as root and entering the following command:
For example, if you created backups using the cpio(1) command, use the same method to restore the archive.