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Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Hi,
I am trying to boot from VSI
(virtual floppy in IPMI configuration),
I set up IPMI Lan, IP address of TFTP server
(I can ping from TFTP to server, both in the same segment, firewall off), I made floppy image(s) with flimage.exe tool and placed them into sepcial subfolder under TFTP root and set adequate address path in VSI ... and nothing happened. While booting I obtain
error message
02B0: Diskette drive A error

Do you have any positive experience with this or know where am I wrong ???

I am using:
TFTP server 3COM 3CServer
DL145 spec:
BIOS ver. 2.14
IPMI spec ver. 1.5
11 REPLIES

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Hi,

The following would need to be taken into consideration:

-- If you enable the virtual floppy the integrated floppy will no longer function until the virtual floppy is disabled.

Also loook into this:

-- F10 ->Advanced
-> I/O Device Configuration
-> Floppy Disk Controller

You have two choices BMC VSI and SIO FDC.
When this item is selected on the right side of the screen the help shows the following: "When the VSI is enabled, Typically the legacy diskette A will be disabled

[BMC VSI] BMC virtual
[SIO FDC] SIO Legacy Floppy"


Regards,
Pradeep

Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Thank you for reply,

but I have no Floppy disc controller in my DL145, so I have no choices for floppy in BIOS menu. Under
-- F10 ->Advanced
-> I/O Device Configuration
is only options for Serial port and PS/2 Mouse.

JP
Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Hi,

It may be related to the "relative" path for the image on the TFTP Server or the default floppy disk timeout values in the BIOS.

See the chapter "Using the Integrated Lights-Out 100" in the following manual.
And the sections:-
Configuring the TFTP Server and
Configuring the Virtual Floppy from the BIOS.

Although it relates to a ML110 server everything should be the same for the DL145.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00456057/c00456057.pdf

I hope this helps.

Brian
Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Hi, thanks for response,

I also found this pdf and tried to apply
section related to virtual boot (I found here btw. that images, 1 per sector, made by flimage.exe is needed instead of one raw image), I configured TFTP server and BIOS settings according to this pdf and no result.
Maybe is problem with TFTP ? Have someone real experience with this ?

Nathan_Bach_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

I'm having a similar issue, but I can't find the flimage.exe any where. Can you tell me where to download it? Thanks
Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Go to www.hp.com site, find DL145 G2, next go to software and drivers, select OS (i think this utility is only for win platform), and in the bottom section "Utility - Tools" is flimage.exe hidden behind "HP FloppyIMAGE Application" :)
Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

I also upgraded, via external USB floppy, IPMI to 1.22 ver. and still nothing, pls. give me your exp. (in the case of TFTP I also tried linux TFTP, and also nothing).
Nathan_Bach_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

Thank you!
Lance_37
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

I get the same 02B0: Diskette drive A error.

I am running solar winds tftp server. I can get put/get files from the command line no problem.
But when I put the image files in the directory I get the error. Anyone get this to work?
Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2

I have just tested new firmware, and booting is OK.

SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP32392
TITLE: Firmware Upgrade Diskette for HP ProLiant DL145 G2 Lights-Out 100i Remote Management.
VERSION: 1.23

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp32001-32500/SP32392.EXE
Jan Pradac
Occasional Advisor

Re: Virtual floppy boot on PL DL145 G2