Bug ID 755575: In MOS, the 'image2disk' utility with the '-format' option does not function properly

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2

Fixed In:

Opened: Jan 15, 2019

Severity: 2-Critical


When the BIG-IP system boots, mcpd continually restarts.


When the system boots, it cannot become active.


This occurs if you issue the 'image2disk' command with the '-format' option in the MOS (Maintenance Operating System) shell.


In the MOS shell, do not issue the 'image2disk' utility with the '-format' option. You can achieve the same result by following the shell guidance. To begin, type 'start<enter>'. If the system is already in the defective state, use this shell command, and then reboot: touch /.tmos.platform.init The problem should be resolved.

Fix Information

In MOS, running 'image2disk' with the '-format' option no longer causes continuous mcpd restarts.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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