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Nobody's Hero
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T600

I ahve a t600 and I am trying to boot from ignite tape. I discontinue boot sequence but the search ipl does not work. How do I search for a boot device so I can boot from tape?
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Pete Randall
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Re: T600

Robert,

If you know the path of the tape device, you can enter it directly without searching for it. If you don't know the path, you could always re-boot in normal mode (or single user mode to save a little time) and look it up with ioscan.


Pete

Pete

Re: T600

does just a 'sea' work? Tape drives are pretty easy to spot in sea output as they show up as sequential rather than random access devices.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor

Re: T600

Hi Robert,

On which system was this archive created. Is this a ignite archive from this category of server.

What is the result of a simple search "sea" for all the hardware at the boot prompt instead of a "sea ipl" command.

Hope this helps.

Regds
Nobody's Hero
Valued Contributor

Re: T600

I think u folks have misunderstood. I know about all of the search sequences on the K's and N's. And I know I can reboot and run ioscan and I know that if I had the h/w path I could boot from path. The problem is, the system is without an OS right now. I've done this on a T a few years ago. I just cant remember how to do it.
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Jeff Schussele
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Re: T600

Hi Robert,

Yep those old beasts had SPs (Service Processor) and the sequence is different.
You need to know the HW path of the tape drive. Then halt the boot at the 10 second warning & it will query

Continue with primary boot path? ([y]/n/)>

At this point you can either answer N & then again on alt path query & it will prompt for path - OR - you can enter the new path directly
Should be either
0/52.0.0
or
0/36.0.0
depending on whether you have standard SCSI or Fast/Wide SCSI disks respectively.

This is all spelled out here in the HW manual:

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/1019/A1809-90009.pdf

HTH,
Jeff
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Nobody's Hero
Valued Contributor

Re: T600

Thanks Jeff,That worked. I couldn't remember the H/W path of the Tape Drive. I'm ok now. Thank You
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