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CAN'T GET O/S TO LOAD ON RX2660

 
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HP RX4640
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CAN'T GET O/S TO LOAD ON RX2660

Hello,

I am trying to laod HP-UX 11i V3 March 2008 ON MY RX2660 via the DVD drive and have not had any luck..

It autoboots and starts as if it is loading then defaults to " console is on a serial and you can not view any further information on this device "

I have it hooked up to an HP monitor / VGA

I also have a blinking light ( AMBER ) on the system health LED.

Any ideas?
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rick jones
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Re: CAN'T GET O/S TO LOAD ON RX2660

If you have the VGA connected and you see the "console is on a serial" stuff, sounds like it is telling you to either connect a serial console and do the install that way (or telnet/ssh to the MP and do a "co") or connect a serial console and go to EFI and change the console setting to be VGA+usb for the keyboard and mouse.

The specifics about all that sort of stuff should be somewhere in one of the rx2660 manuals under http://docs.hp.com/
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows

Re: CAN'T GET O/S TO LOAD ON RX2660

I'd echo what Rick said, specifically, read this:

http://docs.hp.com/en/AB419-9005A/AB419-9005A.pdf

and this:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-4165/ch04s01.html#cihgcffj

HTH

Duncan

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Torsten.
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Re: CAN'T GET O/S TO LOAD ON RX2660

Hi Jim,

use "conconfig" and you will see

conconfig

CONSOLE CONFIGURATION

Index Primary Type Device Path
----- ------- ----- ----------
1 P Serial Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(1|2)
2 S VGA Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(4|0)



full help text:

Shell> help conconfig
Configure console devices

CONCONFIG [index] [on | off | primary]

index Specifies index of console to set as primary
on Enables the specified console as a secondary console
off Puts console into "Not Configured" (NC) state
primary Sets the specified console as primary

Note:
1. Primary console setting will take effect after reboot
2. P in status column indicates console is primary
3. S in status column indicates console is secondary
4. NC in status column indicates console is not configured
5. If a disabled console is set to primary it will be enbled

Examples:
* To display current primary operating system console
Shell> conconfig

CONSOLE CONFIGURATION

Index Status Type Device Path
----- ------ ---- -----------
1 NC Serial Acpi(PNP0501,0)
2 S Serial Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|1)
3 P VGA Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(4|0)

* To change primary operating system console
Shell> conconfig 2 primary

CONSOLE CONFIGURATION

Index Status Type Device Path
----- ------ ---- -----------
1 NC Serial Acpi(PNP0501,0)
2 P Serial Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|1)
3 S VGA Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(4|0)

* To disable a console
Shell> conconfig 3 off

CONSOLE CONFIGURATION

Index Status Type Device Path
----- ------ ---- -----------
1 NC Serial Acpi(PNP0501,0)
2 P Serial Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|1)
3 NC VGA Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(4|0)

* To enable a console
Shell> conconfig 3 on

CONSOLE CONFIGURATION

Index Status Type Device Path
----- ------ ---- -----------
1 NC Serial Acpi(PNP0501,0)
2 P Serial Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|1)
3 S VGA Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(4|0)



Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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