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Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

 
Francis Flan
Regular Advisor

Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

vMedia is mapped to a network CD/DVD drive.

On the EFI shell I want to detect a CD but it appears as a block device (blk2).

I've ordered the Media Kit but have been trying to test the process with an ordinary software CD-ROM. I haven't been able to detect it as "fs0".

What I need to know is:
Will the EFI shell recognize an ordinary CD or only EFI partitioned Itegrity CD's ?
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

It depends, but in your case the answer is likely NO.

You get this device file:

blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNPOA3,0)/Pci(2|0)/Usb(0,2)

This is the virtual drive, but EFI can't detect a file system.

Now read this:

"Booting from the iLO 2 MP virtual CD/DVD enables you to deploy an operating system from network drives with DVD or CDs that contain data in the El Torito Bootable CD format as well as perform other tasks."

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-5983/ch11s01.html

and also this:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-5983/ch07s03.html

Figure 7-11 Virtual Media Page



Conclusion:


Your CD/DVD must have El Torito format to be detected by EFI at boot time.
Your "normal" data DVD most likely is NOT.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Francis Flan
Regular Advisor

Re: Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

Torsten,

Are HP-UX 11i v3 Media Kits always in El Torito format? :)
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

The first OS media should be in this format, because it is bootable on an Integrity server ;-)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

Integrity servers requires ISO9660 El-Torito format CD/DVDs. El-Torito format is created/meant from making the CD/DVD/Image bootable and is supported by EFI on Integrity systems.

HP9000/PA-RISC servers CD/DVDs are in ISO9660 format.

So if you get 11.31 media kit for Integrity, you would get the OS media in ISO9660 El-Torito format.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Will ordinary CD's be detected by EFI shell?

I really don't know why you spread all this information across your last 3 threads.

I assume now you try to "mount" a DVD (not the HP-UX install media) via vmedia to your blade, because you are still waiting for the delivery, right?

Meanwhile, if you want to do some testing, try to download the offline diags image.

http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=IPF0709

A Windows IA64 install media should work too.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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