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DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

mskitek
Occasional Visitor

DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

Hello everybody,
after 30 server restarts finally I've give up.

I have following server.
Type DL580 G2 rack mounted,
Internal raid: Smart Array 5i.
3 internal HDD joined into 1 logical volume.
BIOS P27 rev 05/15/2004

Problem is that this server can't boot from floppy, also it's not visible into setup (2000, XP) text mode (press F6 to load another SCSI drivers).
When I've install W2K from IDR startup CD (special release of Veritas SW) under started W2K floppy is working without any problem.

Also test utility from SmartStart CD (6.40) floppy test OK.

Looks like kind of SW problem but I don't know where to look for solution

Thanks in advance
Marcin
5 REPLIES
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

Clear NVRAM from F9 under Advanced Search for erase NVRAM
Reset O/S after Restart and Boot controller Order for array controller.
At System board - system Switch Box use Diskette boot override #4 (on)
If it fails with any bootable Floppy to read, try to reset connectors on it, otherwise HW might faulty.
mskitek
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

Thanks for info.

I've done NVram reset, and next point.
Still can't boot from floppy

I hardly understand point about system board, does it mean you suggesting opening server chassis and trying checking some connectors?

Please clarify
Marcin
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

Yes open top cover, see side panel images and find System maintains Switch enable #4 to ON
mskitek
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

I've did it at that moment didn't help.
Next day. we've opened service request in local HP support. When they reacted it shown up that everything is OK. They said it could be discharged battery on main board because server was staying 6 month with no power.

Many thanks for help.
Marcin
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G2 - can't boot from floppy

Appears Floppy drive like place where it now ... who wants to be scrapped ?