This left hdisk2 as the sole disk in rootvg. It has all the necessary LVs, including hd5. The command bootinfo -d gives the result hdisk0.
I started the alt_disk_install and got this error message at the beginning:
0301-168 bosboot: The current boot logical volume, /dev/hd5, does not exist on /dev/hdisk0.
I called IBM and they said it would be OK, because I could see that NIM had created alt_hd5.
Two hours later, at the end of the alt_disk_install process, I got this message:
Creating client boot image.
bosboot: Boot image is 17108 512 byte blocks.
Writing boot image to client's alternate boot disk hdisk3.
dd: 0511-053 The write failed.
: There is a request to a device or address that does not exist.
0505-184 nimadm: Error writing client boot image.
Cleaning up alt_disk_migration on the NIM master.
Does anyone have any ideas? Should I have used this bosboot command: bosboot -ad /dev/hdisk2? Should I boot off hdisk2 before I attempt the alt_disk_install again so the system will see that hdisk2 is bootable?
I've sent this info into IBM, but am hoping I can get a quick answer from this forum.
Thanks for any help you may give me.