Recovery from a Hung HP/UX system


If the system is completely locked, and needs to be rebooted from the console:

  • Go to Console: Ctrl-b
  • Command mode: > CM
  • Reset : > RS
  • Interrupt Boot: > any key
  • Boot: BO
  • Interact with IPL: y
  • ISL> hpux -is

If logins are failing, it may be possible to login through CDE, if it is enabled:

  • Reflecton –> X Client Manager
  • –> Connection
  • –> New XDMCP Connection

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