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boomerang
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EFI content

Hi Admin,

What is the purpose of "STARTUP.NSH" what is the content ?


#/usr/sbin/efi_ls -d /dev/dsk/c3t1d0s1
FileName Last Modified Size
EFI/ 8/19/2007 0
STARTUP.NSH 8/19/2007 296

total space 523251712 bytes, free space 519856128 bytes


What is the purpose of "NBP.EFI" what is the content ?

#/usr/sbin/efi_ls -d /dev/dsk/c3t1d0s1 EFI/HPUX/
FileName Last Modified Size
. 8/19/2007 0
.. 8/19/2007 0
HPUX.EFI 8/19/2007 645215
NBP.EFI 8/19/2007 24576
AUTO 8/19/2007 16

total space 523251712 bytes, free space 519856128 bytes




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boomerang
Frequent Advisor

Re: EFI content


What is the purpose of "FPSWA.EFI " what is the content ?



#/usr/sbin/efi_ls -d /dev/dsk/c3t1d0s1 EFI/Intel_Firmware/
FileName Last Modified Size
. 8/19/2007 0
.. 8/19/2007 0
FPSWA.EFI 8/19/2007 328192

total space 523251712 bytes, free space 519856128 bytes
boomerang
Frequent Advisor

Re: EFI content

How can the below tools be used?


#/usr/sbin/efi_ls -d /dev/dsk/c3t1d0s1 EFI/HP/TOOLS/NETWORK/
FileName Last Modified Size
. 8/19/2007 0
.. 8/19/2007 0
README.network 8/19/2007 799
FTP.EFI 8/19/2007 542208
IFCONFIG.EFI 8/19/2007 392704
INET.NSH 8/19/2007 962
PING.EFI 8/19/2007 383488
ROUTE.EFI 8/19/2007 394752
TCPIPV4.EFI 8/19/2007 601088

total space 523251712 bytes, free space 519856128 bytes



Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: EFI content

> What is the purpose of "STARTUP.NSH" what is the content ?

It is an EFI shell script, i.e. a text file.
It is executed when you enter EFI shell mode. You could customize it to display information or to auto-execute EFI commands when entering the EFI shell.

> What is the purpose of "NBP.EFI" what is the content ?

It is the EFI network boot loader: the first stage of a network boot operation on any Itanium system.

If you configure a HP-UX Itanium system to boot from an Ignite-UX server (using the PXE boot protocol), NBP.EFI is the first file downloaded from the Ignite server by the boot procedure. I don't know what purpose (if anything) it serves on the EFI boot partition.

> What is the purpose of "FPSWA.EFI " what is the content ?

It is an EFI binary, containing the Floating Point SoftWare Assist library. It is included just in case the EFI firmware on the system does not include floating-point math functions.

> How can the below tools be used?

README.network is a text file that contains instructions for using the other files. INET.NSH is a script template (i.e. a text file). It is an example of how to start up TCP/IP networking in EFI shell mode: just edit in the correct network parameters and use it.

The other tools could be used to configure a network interface, test basic IP connectivity, then download a firmware upgrade file from a FTP server.

MK
MK
Ismail Azad
Esteemed Contributor

Re: EFI content

Hi,
> FTP.EFI 8/19/2007 542208
IFCONFIG.EFI 8/19/2007 392704
INET.NSH 8/19/2007 962
PING.EFI 8/19/2007 383488
ROUTE.EFI 8/19/2007 3947

Adding to the Pharoah's comments, the following utilities you see there are the reason why the Extensible Firmware Interface is termed to be "extensible".

Regards
Ismail Azad
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