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BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

 
Marco Gariboldi
Frequent Advisor

BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

It has been a while now that I've tried to change this, but every time I let it rest (as there were other, more pressing, issues). Yesterday I gave it a try again, but didn't get far. (I posted about this at comp.os.vms, but got no responses.)

 

This concerns the BMC/EFI and the situation is, as follows: One rx2600 has a ‘verbose’ boot sequence, where it would actually prints all sorts of diagnostics and information (like destructive memory testing). Whereas another rx2600 is more ‘suppressed’ and only prints initialization messages.

 

I have tried changing the “boottest” attributes, but that wouldn't affect it. I also couldn't find any information about it on the internet. Is this perhaps controlled by a jumper on the motherboard?

 

What I'm trying to achieve is to make the system with the ‘suppressed’ output to become ‘verbose,’ like the other system. Especially because of some recent problems I've had with that particular system (see my previous thread), it would be more than convenient.

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Marco Gariboldi
Frequent Advisor

Re: BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

I still haven't managed to find anything with regard to this.

Is there perhaps a document outlining this, how to change this (either in software or hardware, e.g. with a jumper setting) or can't it be changed once configured as such?

S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

Hi  MG,

 

POSSE – Configuration Commands: verbose – configures system boot output details
Please check the following EFI Shell>help verbose

 

Please let me know the output of the above command.

 

HTH

Surendar

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S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

Hi MG,

 

EFI COMMANDS:

Shell Class:

alias - Displays, creates, or deletes aliases in the EFI shell
attrib - Displays or changes the attributes of files or directories
cd - Displays or changes the current directory cls - Clears the standard output with an optional background color
comp - Compares the contents of two files
cp - Copies one or more files/directories to another location
edit - Edits an ASCII or UNICODE file in full screen
eficompress - Compress a file
efidecompress - Uncompress a file
exit - Exits the EFI Shell
help - Displays help menus, command list, or verbose help of a command
hexedit - Edits with hex mode in full screen
ls - Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory
mkdir - Creates one or more directories
mode - Displays or changes the mode of the console output device
mv - Moves one or more files/directories to destination
rm - Deletes one or more files or directories
set - Displays, creates, changes or deletes EFI environment variables
setsize - Sets the size of the file
touch - Updates time with current time
type - Displays the contents of a file
verbose -                                        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ? need to check this
xchar - Turn on/off extended character features

 

HTH

Surendar

I work for HPE

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S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: BMC/EFI boot sequence differences (rx2600)

Hi MG You can also verify , if the autoboot option set like "HPUX> boot vmunix -v"

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