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Need to control the booting process of HPUX

 
achak01
Advisor

Need to control the booting process of HPUX

Hello all, i have one scenario.

When i install the OS , it asks some questions. is there any way i can automate it. means can i supply the answers to the questions from a stored file . this is happening during the booting process.
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Torsten.
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Re: Need to control the booting process of HPUX

You can prepare all the values if installing from ignite server or in the installer window when booting from ignite or DVD. Then it installs and boot up without asking these questions.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Need to control the booting process of HPUX

Shalom,

Yes, quite possible.

Here are some links:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Ignite-UX/ignite-unattended-install/m-p/4600866#M16751

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Ignite-UX/ignite-unattended-install/m-p/4600866#M16751

 

More general information:
http://mattreinfeldt.com/site/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=142&Itemid=55

Note the first two links are hp itrc forums links.

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achak01
Advisor

Re: Need to control the booting process of HPUX

Torsten, its not that it shouldn't ask questions. But the answers to those questions will be stored in a file , which it will read and set the values from that file.

Re: Need to control the booting process of HPUX

Although really part of the "drd rehost" functionality described in this whitepaper:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01920363/c01920363.pdf

I guess you may be able to use the EFI file /EFI/HPUX/SYSINFO.TXT to do this...

see the man page for sysinfo(4) :

man 4 sysinfo

Never done it myself, or heard of anyone doing this, but looks fairly reasonable...

If you can do it this way, I guess this may only work on 11iv3/Integrity

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan