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HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

 
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Matt Schuler
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HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

I am trying to install 11i Version2 May 2005 (11.23) on an RX2600 (Itanimu2). The installer stops after launching :IINSTALL

This is a new system that arrived with a Windows installation, so it has never had HP-UX installed.

This behavior also happens when trying to load an earlier release of 11i version 2.

Updating the firmware to version 2.31 did not help.

Here is the console output...

EFI version 1.10 [14.61]
EFI64 Running on Intel(R) Itanium Processor Family
EFI 1.10 IPF zx6000/rx2600/zx2000 1.22 [Thu Mar 11 14:22:35 2004] - HP

Copyright (c) 2000-2002 Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet EFI driver v3.0.7

Loading 'FPSWA'...
Loading 'lsi1030'...
Loading 'gigundi'...
2 0 0x00020B 0x0000000000000006 EFI Launching Boot Manager

Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP 36.4GST336753LC HPC3 (320 MBytes/sec)
Scsi(Pun1,Lun0) HP 36.4GST336753LC HPC3 (320 MBytes/sec)
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is detected (PCI)

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

Please select a boot option

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise
EFI Shell [Built-in]
diagcd
dvd
CDROM
Boot Option Maintenance Menu
System Configuration Menu


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

Loading.: dvd
Starting: dvd

(C) Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.025

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\EFI\BOOT\AUTO ==> boot :IINSTALL
Seconds left till autoboot - 0

AUTOBOOTING...> System Memory = 1012 MB
loading section 0
.................................................... (complete)
loading section 1
............. (complete)
loading symbol table
loading ram disk file (:IINSTALLFS).
.....................................................................
(complete)
Launching :IINSTALL
SIZE: Text:26295K + Data:6286K + BSS:5388K = Total:37970K

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from HP 9000 to Servers > Integrity. -HP Forum Moderator

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Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

Hi Matt,

looks good until this point.
How long did you wait?

Please check the console settings, see:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-0792/ch04s01.html#cihgcffj

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Matt Schuler
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Re: HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

Two days
Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

very long time ...

I guess the problem is caused by the console setting. Since there was a windows installed, I assume the VGA console is configured (and used by you). But if there is also another console configured (e.g. serial), the install process sends the output to this console and you will never see it. So you are waiting for the system on VGA console and the system is waiting for you on the serial console ... two days ;-)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Matt Schuler
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Re: HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

The system had three consoles defined.

Now everything works great!

Thank you for the assistance.

Matt
Matt Schuler
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP-UX 11.23 will not load on RX2600

This behavior was caused by incorrect output console settings