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DL380 (G1?) bootproblem.

Mikael Jo
Occasional Contributor

DL380 (G1?) bootproblem.

Hello i have a Dl380, p3 933mhz.

I have 2*18gb Raid -> to a scsi card.

But the problem is when i boot the server i must hit F1 to make it boot into the OS.
The os is a Linux Fedora system.
I dont have the compaq partions s**t on the disks. I using the smartstart cd to get into the config thing.

But i can't find any where to disable the F1 boot thing. I have updated the compaqRom thing with the latest smartstartCD.
Have read here on the forum but it dosent help mutch at all.
I have tested to connect the Disks to the motherboard but nothing changes.
2 REPLIES
Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 (G1?) bootproblem.

What kind of POST error are you getting? This normally only happens when there is a POST error.

To get rid of the F1 prompt:
Press F10 when prompted. At the main menu press CTRL A. A windows should popup indicating advanced mode has been enabled. Select system configuration, configure HW, at the end review or modify, view and edit details, scroll approximately 1/3 of the way down a change the "stop at F1 prompt". Save the config, then exit.
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Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 (G1?) bootproblem.

Hi,

Detail for F1
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POST F1 Prompt
The POST F1 Prompt option is a simple toggle setting that configures the server so that you must press the F1 key to proceed when an error is encountered during the power-up sequence. A series of system tests executes during POST before continuing with the following:
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If failures occur that allow the system to continue operating, the system continues to boot but posts a message.
If critical components fail or are missing, the server attempts to boot. If it can boot, it posts a message and an F1 prompt.
â If Enabled is selected and an error occurs, the system stops at the F1 prompt until the F1 key is pressed, before continuing to boot.
â If Delayed is selected and an error occurs, the system pauses for 20 seconds at the F1 prompt, and then continues to boot the OS.
If the system cannot run with the missing or failed components, it halts until those components are replaced.
NOTE: The POST F1 Prompt setting is enabled by default in ProLiant ML and DL servers, and delayed by default in BL servers.
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If this what you are talking about then disable it under RBSU.

Regards,
PRashant S
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