Installing the HP-UX 11i Operating Environment (part 3) - HP 9000 Early Boot and Beginning the Load of HP-UX

10/23/2012 3:27:02 AM

HP 9000 Early Boot and Beginning the Load of HP-UX

The process of loading an HP 9000 (PA-RISC) is nearly identical to loading HP-UX on an HP Integrity server. The early boot process is different on Integrity and HP 9000. The example of loading HP-UX in the previous sections took place on an Integrity server. This section covers just enough of the HP 9000 boot to get to the menu for loading HP-UX.

The following example begins at the end of early boot, which is the first part of the load process from media. There were many early boot-related messages that appeared before the point where this example begins. I discontinued the boot process by pressing a key. After discontinuing the boot, I run SEArch to find bootable devices. Among the devices shown is the DVD-ROM drive containing the operating system media. I select p1 to boot off with the bo p1 command. I then choose not to interact with IPL:

Cells have been reset (Boot Is Blocked (BIB) is not set).

Firmware Version  21.3

Duplex Console IO Dependent Code (IODC) revision 2
     (c) Copyright 1995-2002, Hewlett-Packard Company, All rights reserved

          Cab/      Cell      ------- Processor --------    Cache Size  
    Cell  Slot      State      #    Speed       State      Inst    Data
    ----  ----  ------------  ---  --------  -----------  ------  ------ 
      1   0/1   Active         0A  1000 MHz  Active       32 MB   32 MB 
                               0B  1000 MHz  Idle         32 MB   32 MB 
     Primary Boot Path:  1/0/0/3/0.6
          Boot Actions:  Go to BCH.

HA Alternate Boot Path:  1/0/1/1/0/1/1.6
          Boot Actions:  Go to BCH.

   Alternate Boot Path:  1/0/1/1/0/1/1.6
          Boot Actions:  Go to BCH.

          Console Path:  1/0/0/0/1.0

Attempting to boot using the primary path.

The Boot Action for this path specifies that PDC stop at BCH.

---- Main Menu ---------------------------------------------------------------

     Command                           Description
     -------                           -----------
     BOot [PRI|HAA|ALT|<path>]         Boot from specified path
     PAth [PRI|HAA|ALT] [<path>]       Display or modify a path
     SEArch [ALL|<cell>|<path>]        Search for boot devices
     ScRoll [ON|OFF]                   Display or change scrolling capability

     COnfiguration menu                Displays or sets boot values
     INformation menu                  Displays hardware information
     SERvice menu                      Displays service commands

     DIsplay                           Redisplay the current menu
     HElp [<menu>|<command>]           Display help for menu or command
     REBOOT                            Restart Partition
     RECONFIGRESET                     Reset to allow Reconfig Complex Profile

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > search

Searching for potential boot device(s) on the core cell
This may take several minutes.

To discontinue search, press any key (termination may not be immediate).

   Path#  Device Path (dec)                      Device Type               Rev
   -----  -----------------                      -----------               ----
   P0     1/0/0/3/0.6                            Random access media       3
   P1     1/0/0/3/1.2                            Random access media       3
   P2     1/0/1/1/0/1/1.6                        Random access media       3
          1/0/2/1/0/4/0.0                        Fibre Channel Protocol    13
          1/0/4/1/0/4/0.0                        Fibre Channel Protocol    13

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > bo p1

 BCH Directed Boot Path: 1/0/0/3/1.2


The SEArch command in the previous listing shows the bootable devices for this specific nPartition. There are five possible boot devices. The last two are the fibre cards connected to external storage.

To boot off the media and not interact with IPL , issue the following command:

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > bo p1
Interact with IPL (Y or N)?> N

After booting off P1, the Welcome to the HP-UX installation/recovery process! menu appears as shown in the following example:

           Welcome to the HP-UX installation/recovery process!

Use the <tab> key to navigate between fields, and the arrow keys
within fields.  Use the <return/enter> key to select an item.
Use the <return/enter> or <space-bar> to pop-up a choices list.  If the
menus are not clear, select the "Help" item for more information.

Hardware Summary:         System Model: 9000/800/rp7420
+---------------------+----------------+-------------------+ [ Scan Again  ]
| Disks: 54 (815.3GB) |  Floppies: 0   | LAN cards:   3    |
| CD/DVDs:        1   |  Tapes:    0   | Memory:    8165Mb |
| Graphics Ports: 0   |  IO Buses: 10  | CPUs:        2    | [ H/W Details ]

                     [      Install HP-UX       ]

                     [   Run a Recovery Shell   ]

                     [    Advanced Options      ]

        [  Reboot  ]                              [  Help  ]


This menu summarizes the hardware in this nPartition. If you want to see more details, select the H/W Details option on the right side of the screen. This takes you to a detailed listing of your hardware. It includes items such as hardware paths, disk drive capacities, and LAN addresses.

From this point on, the process of loading HP-UX is identical to the process on an Integrity server, so you can follow the previous section to see this process.

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