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Doug O'Leary
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5470 network install?

Hey;

I'm trying to do the initial load on a refurbished 5470. The thing doesn't have a cd/dvd and no OS on the disks. So, I'm trying a lan install; however, I can't seem to get it to find a network.

From the boot menu, I've tried:

boot lan install
boot lan.${ip} install

the thing crashes then comes back to the boot menu.

"sea" shows what looks like three disks (random access media) none of which are where I'd expect the lan card to be.

I then went into the info menu and found the core/lan card at 0/0/0/0 so I tried:

boot 0/0/0/0 install

with the same result.

Can a 5470 *be* booted from the network? If so, any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks for any hints/tips/suggestions.

Doug O'Leary

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Doug O'Leary
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Re: 5470 network install?

Hey;

I should add that the ${ip} referenced in

boot lan.${ip} install

is the ip address for the boot helper that I've configured...

Sorry for any resulting confusion.

Doug

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rick jones
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Re: 5470 network install?

PA-RISC systems - requires lots of stretching of the error-filled DIMM memory... Is there something configured on the lan that will assign the thing an IP address? (bootp/dhcp) I presume the helper is configured to forward to a subnet where there is an Ignite server?

Sorry no better specifics - I presume you've already tried the Ignite manuals that at least at one point were on docs.hp.com?

Also, you might try sniffing traffic to/from your rp5470's boot NIC.

If all else fails, you can sometimes have good luck with installing on another system, of similar if not identical config, and moving the disc.

Of course, were this a contemporary Integrity system, there would be the dbprofile command to allow you to give it an IP, netmask, gateway, server IP and bootfile without need of DHCP support :)
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Doug O'Leary
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Re: 5470 network install?

Hey;

The boothelper also assigns it an IP address, netmask, and gateway. I've had this work before on newer systems - I'm just not 100% sure the 5470 is new enough to support network booting.

If anyone could confirm that one way or the other, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks again.

Doug O'Leary

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rick jones
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Re: 5470 network install?

I cannot recall the rp5470 not supporting lan boot, but of course that does not mean it did support it :( There have been issues in the past on various platforms where the IODC/PDC/m o u s e had bugs related to lan boot, which were resolved via firmware updates - so it might also be good to compare the FW revs on your rp5470 with the latest and greatest. Of course if you have no CD/DVD drive there is the bootstrap issue... which takes us back to perhaps booting from a disc installed-to in another system.
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cnb
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Re: 5470 network install?

Hi Doug,

Yes it works on the rp5470 (but you've got to have the ignite server set up correctly first):

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/5992-5309.pdf

Firmware Version 42.19

Duplex Console IO Dependent Code (IODC) revision 1

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(c) Copyright 1995-2000, Hewlett-Packard Company, All rights reserved
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor Speed State CoProcessor State Cache Size
Number State Inst Data
--------- -------- --------------------- ----------------- ------------
0 650 MHz Active Functional 750 KB 1.5 MB
2 650 MHz Idle Functional 750 KB 1.5 MB

Central Bus Speed (in MHz) : 133
Available Memory : 1048576 KB
Good Memory Required : 30684 KB

Primary boot path: 0/0/2/0.0
Alternate boot path: 0/0/2/0.2
Console path: 0/0/4/0.0
Keyboard path: 0/0/4/0.0


Processor is booting from first available device.

To discontinue, press any key within 10 seconds.

Boot terminated.


---- Main Menu ---------------------------------------------------------------

Command Description
------- -----------
BOot [PRI|ALT|] Boot from specified path
PAth [PRI|ALT] [] Display or modify a path
SEArch [DIsplay|IPL] [] Search for boot devices

COnfiguration menu Displays or sets boot values
INformation menu Displays hardware information
SERvice menu Displays service commands

DIsplay Redisplay the current menu
HElp [|] Display help for menu or command
RESET Restart the system
----
Main Menu: Enter command or menu > search lan install

Searching for potential boot device(s) - on Path 0/0/0/0
This may take several minutes.

To discontinue search, press any key (termination may not be immediate).


Path# Device Path (dec) Device Path (mnem) Device Type
----- ----------------- ------------------ -----------
P0 0/0/0/0 lan.192.168.1.190 LAN Module


Main Menu: Enter command or menu > boot P0
Interact with IPL (Y, N, or Cancel)?> n

Booting...
Network Station Address 001083-fce284
System IP Address 192.168.1.200
Server IP Address 192.168.1.190

Boot IO Dependent Code (IODC) revision 2


HARD Booted.

ISL Revision A.00.44 Mar 12, 2003

ISL booting hpux KernelPrompt "Choose an operating system to install that your hardware supports:" 120 1



1. target OS is B.11.11
2. target OS is B.11.23 PA
3. target OS is B.11.31 PA
4. Exit

Choose an operating system to install that your hardware supports:

hth,

Doug O'Leary
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Re: 5470 network install?

Heh;

Well, that's depressing. It must be a firmware thing then. I search for bootable devices and it never sees/metions a lan. Unfortunately, without a cd or an OS on a disk, I'm at a bit of loss as to how to get the firmware updated.

At any rate, thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

Doug O'Leary

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Doug O'Leary
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Re: 5470 network install?

Got the info; thanks alot.

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cnb
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Re: 5470 network install?

Hi Doug,

Just curious;

What did "search lan install" report back with?

What f/w version is your GSP and PDC?

Rgds,