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Booting Itanium Machine

 
geetasri
Occasional Contributor

Booting Itanium Machine

Hi,
How to Interrupt the Boot Procees and Choose EFI Shell. I tried to reboot the machine and press space bar to halt. Instead of going to EFI shell , I see a HP-UX command Prompt.
I wanted to boot the mahine from DVD-ROM/CD-ROM

Thanks,
J
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Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Booting Itanium Machine

Try exit from HPUX prompt...
if not working you can always press ctl B
and then cm (command menu) and from there reset the power by "rs"
And you can choose EFI shell from there.
Hope this help.
BR,
Kapil
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Booting Itanium Machine

Once a system passed the selftest it will launch EFI and the EFI boot manager.
Depending on the settings a counter will be startet prior to boot from the primary boot path.
At this point I usually press an arrow key to stop there.
If the system is launching the hpux loader there is another timer prior to load the kernel.
Another chance to stop there.

If the timers are set to zero, you can try to remove the boot disks - this will bring you into the efi shell.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Torsten.
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Re: Booting Itanium Machine

Example:

EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.61] Firmware ver 2.31 [4411]

Please select a boot option

HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/1/1/0.0x1.0x0
Internal Bootable DVD
EFI Shell [Built-in]
Run Offline Diagnostics and utilities from HP Service Partition
Boot Option Maintenance Menu
System Configuration Menu


Use ^ and v to change option(s). Use Enter to select an option

===> first timer runs here

Loading.: HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/1/1/0.0x1.0x0
Starting: HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/1/1/0.0x1.0x0

(C) Copyright 1999-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.035

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\EFI\HPUX\AUTO ==> boot vmunix
Seconds left till autoboot - 7

===> second timer



Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: Booting Itanium Machine

From the HP-UX prompt you can also disable autoboot - this will cause the system to stop in EFI boot manager next time you boot:

# setboot -b off

# setboot
Primary bootpath : 0/0/2/0.0.0x0.0x0 (/dev/rdisk/disk5)
HA Alternate bootpath : 0/1/1/0.0x1.0x0 (/dev/rdisk/disk4)
Alternate bootpath :

Autoboot is OFF (disabled)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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