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RP7420 Console display problem at boot

 
deCG
Advisor

RP7420 Console display problem at boot

Hello everyone...

I have new rp7420 box. This box has the factory installed HP-UX 11v1 and I want to reinstall it with OS backup from production server which will be demoted to development server. Now when I try to boot from OS backup tape, I gives me error message that console is not comparable(HP). I need to change the console setting to vt100 so it will give installation menu screen... I found some some articles saying about EFI menu... but I cannot get to it...

Anyone have any idea please let me know...
My collegue left for his vacation and now I am dealing with this.. >.<...

Thanks.
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deCG
Advisor

Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

Well, EFI is for Itanium server only...
My rp7420 is PA-RISC box...
Is there anything similar to this?
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

You are on a PA-RISC system, EFI is Integrity related. Forget EFI for this.

You need to set your terminal or terminal emulation program to vt100. Usually somewhere in the program properties (hyperterminal etc.)

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Pupil_1
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Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

....error message that console is not comparable(HP). ...Where are you getting this message?

There is always something new to learn everyday !!
deCG
Advisor

Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

After loading kernel from backup tape..
it supposes to give me interactive menu to select 'install hp-ux' and some other menus..
Error message shows just before that...
Torsten.
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Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

Newer versions of ignite will complain if the emulation is not VT100, I guess.

Open hyperterminal on your client system, set the emulation mode to vt100 (file->properties) and connect to the MP. Switch to the console

MP> co

and boot.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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spex
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Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

Hello,

On a C1099A console, F10 then F8 to open settings. From there, you can change emulation type. If your terminal is different, or for more information, search for the model at http://docs.hp.com/ .

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deCG
Advisor

Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

I went into MP. There was command CA listed as 'configure asynch/serial ports).
Well it only gaves me options to configure modem and baud speed... There was nothing about TERM config option...
Where the heck is this option?
Or is there alternative way? Like using my labtop screen as terminal...


Thanks...
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Torsten.
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Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

What device you are using?

Just in case of an old HP terminal you should use EM100.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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IT_2007
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Re: RP7420 Console display problem at boot

Hold shift D and power off monitor and wait for 15sec to power on. When you hear a beep then release shift D which will set your monitor to defaults.

If this still doesn't work then press F8 and look for changing TERM type to vt100 or hp.