06-17-2008 12:25 PM
Why would the CD device show as #1, but not allow a boot?
I tried to switch the boot controller to IDE from P400 SCSI, but it simply wouldn't take the change. Not possible.
06-17-2008 09:44 PM
it's not booting from a Windows CD?
you can use this
HP USB Key Utility for Windows
to use a USB key to run SSCD or Firmware CD
do you have ilo configured?
have you tried cleaning NVRAM?
06-18-2008 06:22 AM
odd behavior, try minimal configuration on the server, (1 proc, 2 dimms, only 1 P400 in the PCI riser cage) and try again, it may be a conflict with the HW
06-18-2008 12:41 PM
When you say, clear out NVRAM, I would do that from the RBSU 'Reset Default System Settings?' Or is there a separate place?
I can erase the system once I get smart start running off the USB key; hopefully that will allow me to use the Windows Sever 2003 CD.
Does the utility demand a blank USB key? Or can there be other stuff on the key?
06-18-2008 04:22 PM
1-IN teh RBSU under Advance Options-> Erase Non-volatile Memory.
2-Manually, open the cover of the server and in the back of the cover check for the system maintenance switch, locate that nip switch in the system boards, turn Off the server, turn ON S6, Turn on the server for about 5 seconds, turn the server off again and put S6 to its original position.
and also you will need a blank USB key because the program is going to formate the key to make it bootable!
06-20-2008 11:39 AM
Anyway, no change. Wait! There was a change. The onboard NC373i's disappeared from the list of IPL devices.
I will use the USB key utility just to see if loading new firmware will make a difference, but I don't know how I can run Smart Start from a USB key if I can't get the OS loaded, as well, from a USB key. Will SmartStart, running off USB, be able to pause while I swap out the Smart Start USB and put in the Windows Server 2003 USB? I would not presume it will. My only hope is tht the firmware update will shake something loose.
06-20-2008 09:09 PM
" I swap out the Smart Start USB and put in the Windows Server 2003 USB?"
windows 2003 from a USB key? I think is not possible I know W2008 yes but not W2003
you have to use you USB key with smartstart and insert a CDROM or USB CDROM
06-25-2008 10:45 AM
06-25-2008 10:35 PM
at the end you created a windows 2003 usb key bootable using this "HP USB Key Utility for Windows "
or you were able to use smartstart CD and select USB option?
i don't understand the last part (little silly lately)
06-26-2008 07:23 AM
BTW... don't forget to assign points.
06-26-2008 12:27 PM
Karlo: I booted off the USB key I'd loaded with Smart Start. Then I selected 'USB Key' as the source I'd like to draw the OS from by check the 'USB Key' check box. It prompted for the key with the OS and the rest was history.
06-27-2008 11:25 AM
12-31-2008 07:02 AM
Have to boot with a USB attached external DVD-ROM to get it working. Patched the server to the latest code and still a no go.
The server is brand new so let me know about the drive compatibility and if it is I will get this other piece replaced under warranty!
01-09-2009 04:21 PM
The BIOS info vitals from the "good" and "problem" DL360G5 is as follows:
BIOS: P58 06/28/2007
PROC1: Intel 3.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache
BIOS: P58 11/02/2008 (Supposedly fixes an IPL bypass problem)
PROC1: Intel 3.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache
Shazamm... How can I back-rev everything to the age of the "good" server and test this theory?
Given I'm installing VMWARE VI3 it would be really nice for this "supported" server to actually have a drive that I can use in my VMs. USB is a no go..
02-27-2009 08:49 AM
03-02-2009 06:26 AM
I have a solution.. A certified HP technician arrived to have a look at my server and was initially just as baffled. He replaced the main motherboard and everything works perfectly now!