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Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

 
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Ratzie
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Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

I have an rx2660 with no dvd-rom drive to install the OS, any ideas on how to do this?
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

Install an internal DVD-ROM drive?

Connect an external DVD-ROM drive? I have a
Sun/Toshiba SD-M1711 in a Sun 611 (SCSI) box
which I use with my rx2600. I haven't tried
using a USB-connected drive, but that may be
possible, too.
Ratzie
Super Advisor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

I have tried a usb dvd drive connected but it would not find it.

I then found out that you can do virtual media, I set it up, boot from it, but I dont know if it is working, I heard my drive spin up but that is it, I dont know if it takes awhile to load the image, it is now flashing at:

Loading.: iLO Virtual Media
Searching for devices
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5704) is detected (PCI-X)
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5704) is detected (PCI-X)
Starting: iLO Virtual Media

(C) Copyright 1999-2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.039

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\EFI\BOOT\AUTO ==> boot :IINSTALL
Seconds left till autoboot - 0
AUTOBOOTING...7 0 0x00006B 0x0000000000000018 unexpected trap
7 0 0x000066 0x0000000000000018 trap taken, number in ext PE
7 0 0x00003C 0x0000000000005400 trap taken, offset in ext PE
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

> I have tried a usb dvd drive connected but
> it would not find it.

I've been too lazy to try this, but you've
given me an excuse. I just connected an LG
GE20LU10 (USB DVD-writing) drive to a port on
my rx2600, loaded an HP-UX 11iv3 (11.31) DVD,
and started the system. After I gained
control, I saw things like this:

Shell> map
Device mapping table
fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|1)/Usb(1, 0)/CDROM(Entry0)
fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig7C75A091-D2DA-11DD-8A23-AA000400FEFF)
[...]

Shell> fs0:

fs0:\> ls
Directory of: fs0:\

01/17/07 01:30a 1,024 EFI
01/17/07 01:30a 654,025 INSTALL.EFI
01/17/07 01:30a 16 AUTO
01/17/07 01:30a 243 STARTUP.NSH
3 File(s) 654,284 bytes
1 Dir(s)


So, I can see the thing, but actual attempts
to boot seemed to lead to a system crash
before getting past about:

HP-UX will call firmware in physical-addressing mode


A Toshiba/Samsung SH-S202N did even less
well. (One EFI crash, then no sign of the
drive in the EFI device list.)

That was educational, but not very
satisfying. Perhaps an HP-supported drive
would do better.


> [...] virtual media [...]

I've never tried it.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

What is the release date printed on your 11.23 media?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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INH
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Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

Hi,

Try external USB connection option with USB supported DVD.

Try bootable memory stick

You can refer
Bootable DVD:
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-6584/ch14s03.html

Ignite UX Boot from Memory Stick: Please use 8GB Memory Stick
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01976113/c01976113.pdf

also you can try with booting from Ignite server ( if you have one)

Regards,
INH

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

> You can refer
> Bootable DVD:
> http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-6584/ch14s03.html

Have you tried that link lately?


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Zinky
Honored Contributor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

Easiest would be use your iLO's vMedia facility.

That is IF you have a license.
If Not -- ask for a temporary license from HP.


Next Option:

Use Network Boot and host your 11.23 OS/OE from another HP-UX server acting as Ignite Server/Depot Server.


Optical Drives are really no longer that necessary on Servers these days IMHO.
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Torsten.
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Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

Regarding this line


AUTOBOOTING...7 0 0x00006B 0x0000000000000018 unexpected trap


I think it is possible that your OS media is too old and doesn't support this hardware, that's why I asked for the release date.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ratzie
Super Advisor

Re: Install hpux 11.23 on rx2660 with no dvd-rom

I had to disconnect my virtual media and launch in Internet explorer.
For some reason it it does not like firfox.

Now, onto my next issue. Setting up hardware raid, but that is in another post...