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saj_2
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loading linux in rx2600 when HP UX is already there

hi ,

I'm new to HP UX .
I have a rx2600 machine which has HP UX already installed and i want to install linux on the same machine .
But the trouble is that there is no cd/dvdrom .
so i have to use an image of the cd present in the network .

I think I can use EFI tool for this but couldnt figure out how !! can someone help

sajan
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Torsten.
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Re: loading linux in rx2600 when HP UX is already there

I would purchase a DVD drive. This will help you in many situations, not only while installing.
You may also use PXE to boot the rx2600.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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saj_2
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Re: loading linux in rx2600 when HP UX is already there

hi ,
thanks for the fast reply .

Purchasing a dvd drive is yes a solution for sure . I shall get it in a weeks time but i just curious to know if there was an alternative to boot from the network .

thanks
Alan_152
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Re: loading linux in rx2600 when HP UX is already there

We netboot these things all the time, and then install from either an ftp, http, or nfs source.
saj_2
Advisor

Re: loading linux in rx2600 when HP UX is already there

there is this option in HPUX where at the EFI shell you can use the "lanboot select -dn dbprofile " command to boot from the network .

but i was not able to use the dbprofile command.
(dbprofile command is used to create a profile , which gives the details of where to boot the machine from )

thanks
sajan
Torsten.
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Re: loading linux in rx2600 when HP UX is already there

If you want to boot from the network, you need an appropriate server process.
(Like already mentioned) your server is able to boot from PXE, how about this?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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