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install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

 
mulder20
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install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Hello ,
i install windows 2003 on one hard drive , after that i install Hpux 11i v3 on an other hard drive .
when i boot the machine , only the last OS installed can boot
first os Win2003 , second os HPUX ==> HPUX boot
first os HPUX , second os Win2003 ==> win 2003 boot
please how can i make my server rx2660 boot from the 2 hard drive ?
Many thanks for your help,

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Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Hi,

Presumably you have setup the Boot Options?
ie, one for the HPUX disk, and another for the Windows disk?

I suspect that the Second OS that you happen to install, for example HPUX is possibly listed in the EFI Menu higher up in the boot order.

Subsequently, if you then decide to install Windows again on your machine on another disk, it then becomes higher up in the EFI Boot Menu order.

Therefore, you may need to manually interact with the EFI menu to get it to boot the OS of your choice.

Also, you can change the boot order via the EFI menu.

Regards,
Phil
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

The following has some more information:

http://docs.hp.com/en/AB419-9002C-ed4/ch04s02.html
mulder20
Frequent Advisor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Hello ,

In EFI Menu i choose my first OS to start it , but i get error : failed to load

only the second os installed can start (Win or hpux) , when i choose the first one they give me message failed to load

Please how can i do it ?
thanks,
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Sure to install the OS on **different** drives?

Please run from EFI shell and post result:

Shell> bcfg dump boo
Shell> devices


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Phil uk
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Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Can you confirm that you do indeed have to seperate disks with two different OS's

from the Shell prompt, do:

Shell> map -r

then from the Shell prompt(I will use my own examples as I don't know what OS you have installed on what disk/fs) select an "fs"

Shell>fs0:
fs0:dir (hopefully a directory called "EFI" is present)

fs0:cd EFI
fs0:dir
....do you have either "Microsoft" listed or "HPUX" in the ouput?

Depending on the above result, "cd" to either "HPUX" or "Microsoft".

Then perform a "dir"

The resultant should be either:
HPUX.EFI......if HPUX as per above
WINNT50.......if Microsoft as per above

You now can establish whether this disk has either HPUX or Windows on it.

Repeat the process for "fs1" and see what the results are.

Hopefully then you can confirm which disk has which OS.
If you can only find one OS then I suspect that you have been installing HPUX over the Windows disk and vice-versa.

If you do find two seperate OS's on two seperate Disks (fs0 or fs1 etc), then you can now proceed to installing the boot options within EFI to create the boot paths.

Not easy to explain in a forum, but hopefully this makes sense.

Cheers,
Phil
mulder20
Frequent Advisor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Shell> bcfg dump boot

only windows 2003 is there
(i can't copy screen because the console is connected directely to server)
Shell> devices

-------------------------

Shell> map -r
fs0 ....
fs1
blk1
blk2
blk3
blk4
blk5
blk6 ...
blk7 ...



Shell> fs0:
fs0: cd EFI
fs0: dir

Microsoft only


fs1:

fs1 not found


i don't know why they didn't recognize fs1(second hard drive)?
the second drive is plugged on machines and the led is green

Thanks,

Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

It looks like you are installing each OS on top of the other, hence the last OS installed is the only one that you can boot.

Can you clarify your install procedure?
mulder20
Frequent Advisor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

the first disk :
1- boot from CD setup for windows
2- choose express setup
3 - install windows 2003


for the second disk
1- unplug the first disk
2- put hpux dvd
3- from EFI mode i choose boot from DVD
4- install hpux

thanks,
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

I have in the past installed both HPUX and windows on an RX2620.

Being safe, I placed a disk in slot 0 and installed HPUX. When complete I removed the disk (not completely) and installed a disk into slot 1 then installed windows.
Upon completion, I then re-inserted the HPUX disk and set up the Boot Options.

Then I selected whichever OS i wanted to boot and it worked fine.

Regards,
Phil
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Ah, I see.
I think we posted at much the same time then.
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

What are the symptons if you remove one or other drive?
If you remove the Microsoft Disk, as per your above post which looks like it works, can you then boot the HPUX disk, or does it still come up with a message along the lines of no file system found?
mulder20
Frequent Advisor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

when i remove disk from slot 0 (windows)
no os can boot


when i remove disk from slot 1 (hpux)
only windows boot


when the both disk is plugged (slot0 and 1)
only windows boot


so i will reinstall like you suggeste :
put first disk in slot 0 and install windows
with the disk 2 removed

remove disk 1 from slot 0 and plug disk2 in slot 1 and install hpux


plug the 2 disk and from EFI choose the OS that i want to boot

Thanks,
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: install OS (win 2003 & Hpux) on different hard drive : RX2660

Ok,

Post the results and at least see if you can see an OS on both drives:
WINNT50 & HPUX.EFI etc as per above post.

If you can see an OS on each disk, then setup the boot options via EFI

Regards and good luck
(I'm going offline for tonight now)
Regards,
Phil