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Booting firmware CD 9.00 from PXE

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Gerardo Arceri
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Booting firmware CD 9.00 from PXE

Has anyone suceeded in setting up the firmware cd so it can be booted from PXE?
I've read a couple of tutorials but they seem to be oriented to the old (8.00) version and do not seem to work under the new CD.

I've setup my pxelinux.cfg the following way:
LABEL Firmware Update 9.00
MENU LABEL Automatic Firmware Update Version 9.00
kernel vmlinuz.FW900
APPEND initrd=initrd.img.FW900 media=network rw root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=254000 init=/bin/init loglevel=3 ide=nodma ide=noraid pnpbios=off splash=0 debug
console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 showopts iso1=nfs://10.200.1.247/osbuild/FW_900/

The setup boots but i get dropped to a shell, take a look at the attached screenshot.

Thanks in advance.
(sorry for the double posting, but i realized that this would be a better forum to ask in)
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Gerardo Arceri
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Re: Booting firmware CD 9.00 from PXE

Attachment in here
Michael Leu
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Re: Booting firmware CD 9.00 from PXE

It is now officially documented:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/c-products/servers/management/smartstart/FWUsersGuide9.00.pdf#page=15
Works for me with BL460c G6 servers.

There seems to be a issue on older systems:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1438546
see Peter Capriccio excellent analysis.
Michael Garner_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting firmware CD 9.00 from PXE

The issue with the color depth has been resolved with Firmware DVD 9.10(B). You should be able to PXE boot the 9.10(B) DVD even on older servers now.
Michael Leu
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Re: Booting firmware CD 9.00 from PXE

Thanks Michael Garner, much appreciated the work you and your team put into these tools! :-)

Perhaps you could update the other thread with this info...