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EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

 
Mahesh Prabhu
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EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

Hi,

I want to add delay between two boot entries in the EFI boot Manager.

Other than adding retries , i want to add delay between the two entries.

Any suggestion will be helpfull in this regard.

Thanks,
mahesh
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

Shalom mahesh,

I think these documents will help.

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-6584/ch09s06.html

http://docs.hp.com/en/diag/ode/ipf_ode_over.htm

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Mahesh Prabhu
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Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

Hi Steven,

None of these talk about adding delay between the two entries present in the EFI boot Manager.

Lets assume the first entry is for NICa and second for NIC2...third ,fourth can be DVD,EFI Shell and so on..

thanks,
mahesh
Torsten.
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Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

Why do you think you need a delay?

Hope this helps!
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Mahesh Prabhu
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Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

i need it for my work. I cannot disclose more information on this.
Torsten.
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Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

You can use

Shell> autoboot [on|off|time ]

to set the initial delay.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Mahesh Prabhu
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Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

autoboot means if the keystroke is not detected within the "n" time , then it will select the default option.

I am not asking this. Lets say default option is to boot using NIC a, ,lets say NIC a firmware image is not present..then it will go to the next entry ie NIC b.

I want to add delay between this two entries.

thanks,
mahesh
Olivier Masse
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Boot Manager ,,,need suggestions

I don't think the stock HP firmware supports this but you can open a call to ask and issue an Enhancement Request if it isn't.

Waiting for an ER could take forever. Assuming you need this in 2010 and not 2012, one thing I can think of out of my head could be to try to make an EFI shell script that boots in sequence all your LAN cards using lanboot and sleeps between the boots. The problem is that there is no built-in EFI "sleep" command. You'll have to either find one somewhere (who knows, you could get lucky) or compile your own sleep command using gnu-efi.

Good luck