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Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

EFI Shell prompt

Dear Members,
Can anyone tell me how can i come back to the shell> prompt.When i issue shell>fs0: command i am able to go fs0:> prompt but how i can come back to shell> prompt.Should i reboot my node or any command is there ?
Regards,
Sumant

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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

Sumant,

you can only get to the EFI shell prompt, if OpenVMS is NOT running, so you need to reboot your system and exit to the EFI shell from the EFI Boot Manager menue by selecting 'EFI Shell [Built-in]'.

Volker.
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

Sumant,

If you are at a "fs" prompt, just enter "exit". This will take you back to the Boot_Manager Screen, and then you can scroll down to the Shell entry.

Dave.
H.Becker
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

If you are at a fsn:\> prompt an exit will bring you back into the menu, but selecting EFI Shell will bring you to the very same fsn you just left. A reboot obviously clears that. So I suspect an RS command from the CM should do, too. But there may be an easier way.

Obviously there is nothing to be seen with the SET command from EFI that shows where the current FileSystem is saved. I can't figure out if there is something to be seen with DMPSTORE.

What problem do you want to solve?

You may not need to change into a FileSystem, at least you can issue a command like fs0:\efi\vms\vms_loader from the Shell> prompt.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

> [...] how i can come back to shell> prompt

Why do you care what the prompt is? What
doesn't work? Is there some actual problem
which you are trying to solve?

> Should i reboot my node [...]

If it will make you feel better, it's ok with
me.

Re: EFI Shell prompt

Hi,

If you want to come back Shell> prompt I think reboot is the only answer.
But why you want to come back, you can switch to any fsN: prompt from any other fsN: prompt. Also all the commands which executes at prompt> can also be executed at fsN: prompt.

Are you facing any specific issue at fsN: prompt ?
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

I got answer now ...thanks Steven and Pramod.Actually i am new in this technology.Previously i worked only on VAX & Alpha hardwares so i curious to know more about EFI and integrity hardwares.

Regards,
Sumant
Colin Butcher
Esteemed Contributor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

I think it would help you a lot if you read some of the available documentation about the Integrity servers. You should find the kinds of documents you want on the hp web site, some of them via the product specific support pages (eg: rx2660 user service guide 5th edition - which you find in the "manuals" section of the rx2660 support pages), some of them via the Integrity Server pages (http://www.hp.com/go/integrity), some of them via the OpenVMS pages (http://www.hp.com/go/openvms).

Yes, I think that HP could make things like the "efi shell command reference" manual a lot easier to find, but with a bit of effort you can find the information you want. All you have to do then is read it, understand it and apply it. There's some useful EFI related information in the OpenVMS V8.3-1H1 release notes for example: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/v831h1_relnotes_and_nf-1.pdf

If you want some general information about moving to Integrity Servers in an OpenVMS environment, this might be useful: http://www.downloads.xdelta.co.uk/2007/2007_10_02-nl_vmstud_porting-colin_butcher-v1_4.pdf

Colin (http://www.xdelta.co.uk).
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (Occam's razor).
Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Shell prompt

Sumant,

Much of the EFI (or at least its framework concepts) are not HP's, but are directly from Intel originally.

The Intel page for EFI is http://www.intel.com/technology/efi/ . There is also a pointer to the EFI committee at http://www.uefi.org/home/

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com