boot.error Definition/Unix


Command boot.error Definition/Unix
Applicable release versions: AP/Unix
Category Unix (24)
Description describes the boot error codes, displayed in the message: Boot aborted Pick process terminated. Line 0. Code X (0xNNNNNNNN)


X is a decimal value
0xNNNNNNNN is the hexadecimal value of X

Name/Value Description/Note

>0 Signal number from 1 to 22. Normally, all signals are caught by the process. However, uncaught signals terminate the process. Normally all Unix signals are caught by the monitor. If this error happens, it is probably because a user-written C function restored the signal handler routine to SIG_DFL.

-n ( 1< n < 1000) Instruction diagnostic error. Optionally, the monitor instruction diagnostics are executed at boot time by the line 0. In case of error, the process is terminated with a negative error code. The absolute value is the instruction diagnostic number.

p_dskerr/-1000 Disk error. Unrecoverable. Check Configuration File. Common cause for this error is a disk size too small (third argument to the disk statement in the configuration file).

p_ioerr/-1001 Terminal I/O error. Using the following command, check read/write permissions to your terminal:
ls -l /dev/ttyXX

p_maxfid/-1010 MAXFID has changed. The monitor required confirmation, but the user decided to abandon. A file restore is necessary. This error happens when choosing the option 'X' on a disk which has no file or has damaged files. Check the Configuration file to make sure the size of the disks or the number of disks has not been changed.

p_sysbase/-1011 SYSBASE has changed. The monitor required confirmation, but the user decided to abandon. This error occurs if the number of PIBS is changed beyond the number allowed by the license. A file restore will be necessary.

p_flushst/-1012 The flush process has terminated, upon receiving a 'logoff' signal.

p_halt/-1013 Monitor HALT. The halt code and the halt address are displayed. Note the code and address.

p_nopib/-1014 No PIB available on the virtual machine. The allowed maximum number of users on the system has been reached. No new user process can be started.

p_twoflsh/-1015 Flush process already active.

p_vabserr/-1016 ABS is invalid or not loaded. Do an ABS restore (option 'A') and retry boot.

p_defect/-1017 Defect table has not been initalized. Delete disk and reload abs and files.

p_defectr/-1018 Defect table can not be read. Disk needs to be reformatted and both abs and files reloaded.

p_bactkey/-1019 An error occured while trying to activate the machine. Possible reasons are:
Installer does not agree with terms.
Invalid activation key entered.
Attempt to activate more pibs than license allows.

p_badsksz/-1020 The size of the disk in the configuation file is invalid. Check the size and change the configuration file.

p_ra/-2001 Global MCB address error. The monitor is incompatible with the Unix version. A different monitor is required for Unix System V Release 4.
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