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How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

 
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dictum9
Super Advisor

How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot


I have a Itanium system (rx6000) that I want to boot off a depot which has its image.

How do I configure the EFI boot manager to point to this server?

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sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor
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Re: How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

hi

have the latest firmware.

1) you can directly select or make boot Entires by adding boot entries to boot via the LAN cards.



OR
2)you can also use the command to create a boot profile selecting the Lan I/F you want to boot , Configure that with the Server IP, Client IP, Subnet mask, Gateway IP , boot file name on the Ignite server.


like
shell>dbrofile -dn test -cip -s -gip -m -b "/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi"
Shell>dbrofile
shell>lanboot select -dn test

have a look at the similar threads
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1233939228706+28353475&threadId=1249567

regards
sujit

dictum9
Super Advisor

Re: How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

This is good info but the server is not an Ignite server at all, it is a software depot. It has an image copied from the 11.31 install DVD.
dictum9
Super Advisor

Re: How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

I need to edit this and point to the machine that has the image. (11.31 image copied from a DVD).


EFI Boot Maintenance Manager ver 1.10 [14.61]

Add a Boot Option. Select a Volume


IA64_EFI [Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Si
IA64_EFI [Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Si
IA64_EFI [Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Si
Removable Media Boot [Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|0)/Ata(Primary,Maste
Load File [EFI Shell [Built-in]]
Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(3|0)/Mac(00306E39D74A)]
Load File [Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(00306E395759)]
Exit
Armin Kunaschik
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

You can not boot off a depot because a depot is not bootable!
All you can do is boot an (ignite) kernel from "the network", meaning from an ignite server. Then you can decide to INSTALL from a depot. Notice the difference? A depot is a kind of archive containing one or more installation packages. But it's not meant to be booted from.
Install the Ignite package and configure bootptab to assign an ip address to your machine. Then simply choose "Boot from a file" and use the lan interface with the MAC address you configured in your bootptab.

My 2 cents,
Armin
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

Shalom,

You can not boot of a depot, because a depot is not bootable.

You can boot of Core OS, local drive, networked, even an swcopy of bootable OS.

The source must be bootable.

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sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: How toconfigure EFI boot manager to boot a depot

Hi


You shall need to configure the server that is holding the depot as an Ignite server with the capabilities to boot and install clients, then you will able to do so using that server.
in nutshell, you shall perhaps need to:

1)install the Ignite-UX Software on the server with the Installation Utilities for the OS version that you wish to install using this ignite server.

2)Configure the Ignite server to add the clients.

configure the /etc/inetd.conf to check if tftp,instl_boots are allowed.

configure /etc/services to allow for the tftp,instl_bootps,instl_bootpc,bootps,bootpc services.

3)Configure the Ignite server so as to customise the Install of the OS.

this is done using the

make_bundles
make_config and
instl_adm

commands

4)on the ignite server configure the boot for the clients, depending on if the client(s) is(are) PARISC you need to edit /etc/opt/ignite/instl_boottab
IF Integrity Clients, Need to edit /etc/bootptab


for helps to configure a server as an ignite server you can follow the link as
http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90772/ch05.html


also these can be helpful


docs.hp.com/en/IUX/
docs.hp.com/en/IUX/faq.html


regards