How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade? (532 Views)
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How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

Hello,

 

How can i set the HP9000 rp3410 to boot from CD? I have to update the firmware before i can install 11.31.

 

Also, is there a way to do some kind of pxe boot or similar?

 

Thanks.

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Re: How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

To boot from CD-ROM you can perform the following:

 

 - Install the CD into the drive (I assume this is a CD created with the bootable firmware image?)

 

 - From the BCH Main Menu run the boot command as follows:

     > bo 0/0/2/0.0.0

 

 - If you are not using the internal CD/DVD drive, then run the SEA command to search and display all drives and select the appropriate one to boot from.

 

 - When prompted to interact with IPL answer 'n' to allow the system to boot to the firmware update utility.  If this does not happen automatically, then do the following:

      > from the ISL prompt enter 'ode'

     > from the ODE prompt enter 'fupdate'

     > from the FUPDATE prompt update each component using the command 'update <fw-file>'   Reference the readme file to determine the order of installation (typically MP, SFW, BMC - but best to check).

 

 

HP 9000 does not support PXE, but does offer LAN Boot using bootp.  To boot from an IP address (as in an Ignite/UX server) use the command:  bo lan.ip-address install

 

 

-Bob

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Re: How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

ok, i am getting a failed with ENTRY_INIT STATUS = -7

 

my boot paths appear as:

P0   0/0/2/0.0

P1   0/1/1/0.0

P2   0/1/1/1.1

 

Based with what you mentioned i modified the path to look like P0. I also tried booting with the path you specified and i m still getting the same failed error.

 

I used the package that HP gave me. Maybe they sent me the wrong one.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Re: How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

Thats acting like it not a bootable disk.  You can download the firmware here:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=406773&lang=en&cc=us&...

 

Click on "Cross Operating System (BIOS, etc)"

Locate Firmware - System and download the file.  This contains an ISO image that is burned to a CD which will then be bootable.

 

-Bob

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Re: How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

The path to the DVD is 0/0/2/0.0.0 .

Boot to the boot menu, do a "search" and do

bo p0

if p0 is the correct entry.

Hope this helps!
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Re: How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

Well, the problem was that i was using a CD-ROM and the server has a DVD drive that happens not to be able to read CDs. Once i burned the image to a DVD, it worked.

 

However, the readme says to:

update PDC5040

update BMC0352

update E0332

 

After i did the first one, the system's console seems to be locked. I am still able to do ctrl+B to use the MP though. In the log entries i saw somthing that read:

BMC Type-02

SFW CPU Stop

SFW Unexpected Interrupt

SFW CPU_intrigued_LDB

SFW CPU_Stop

SFW Unexpected Interrupt

 

I dont want to just do a reboot, since it doesnt seem like the system is totaly frozen as i can still use the MP... There is just no progress indication... 

 

I guess, i ll call in support for this issue.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Re: How to boot from CDROM for firmware upgrade and OS upgrade?

Well i power cycled it and everything seems to be ok. Sysrev shows updated firmwares.

 

Thanks for your help

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