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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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create_sysfile — create a kernel system file


/usr/lbin/sysadm/create_sysfile [outfile]


The create_sysfile command creates a kernel configuration description file (system file) which can be used as input to the commands kconfig(1M) or mk_kernel(1M). The system file that is generated is of type version 1 (see system(4)) and is built according to the drivers required by the current system hardware. This command is intended for use during the install process when the system does not have a system file.

The create_sysfile command uses the ioscan(1M) command to scan the system hardware and adds all drivers it can identify to run the existing hardware. If outfile is specified, the resulting system file is sent to outfile. If outfile is not specified, the output is placed in the file /stand/system.


Upon completion, create_sysfile returns with one of the following exit values:




One or more errors were reported.


Errors are sent to stderr. Most of the diagnostic messages from create_sysfile are self-explanatory. Errors cause create_sysfile to halt immediately.


create_sysfile is obsolete and will be removed in a future version of HP-UX.


create_sysfile was developed by HP.

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