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Veselin Tabakov
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rx2660 hpux installation fail

I try to install hp-ux 11.23 and 11.3 on rx2660. It fail on this stage when boot installation DVD.

SIZE: Text:36209K + Data:8027K + BSS:8579K = Total:52816K

After this message i can't get anything from server. It is possible to return to MP but only to restart it.

Any advices?

Vesko

 

 

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

Shalom,

 

What media are you using?

 

The rx2660 is a fairly modern server and should have correct BIOS/Firmware setting for the OS.

 

You should be using only the June 2008 11.23 install media.

 

Unless your need is strong, I would recommend HP-Ux 11.31 instead of 11.23. The End of support date for 11.23 is December of 2013.

 

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Veselin Tabakov
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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

Hi,
As I write in first message I use hp-ux 11.23 and 11.3.
With both of them result is the same - nothing.
Thanks.
Veselin
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

Shalom,

 

Two possibilities neither of which you will like.

 

1) Bad hardware. The server may be broken. Maybe its disk or disk subsystem is hosed.

2) Bad Install media. Not likely with two different sets, but not impossible.

 

At this point, I'd log a hardware call with HP support and get it checked out. There are some console based diagnosistics they can go over with you on the phone.

 

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Veselin Tabakov
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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

Hi,

I will try with HP support to check what is going with the hardware.

Net, HDD, P400, CPU and Memory looks good but we will see.

 

DVD media is fine because I install HPUX with this media on other rx2660 servers that we have.

Thanks again.

Veselin

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Torsten.
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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

I assume there is a different reason.

You probably have set the console to VGA, so you cannot see anything via MP console.

Check with

EFI Shell> conconfig

set the primary console to the MP!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

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I think Torsten is on the right track - your console is not configured correctly so you're just not seeing any output.


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geovas
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Re: rx2660 hpux installation fail

Hi,

 

I had the same problem a few day ago with the same server and 11.31 version. I turned from VGA to console and could see everything from MP.

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