09-12-2002 01:32 PM
Now to the point: I want to get a CDROM so I can use one of the work copies of HPUX that we had to reinstall and fix this system back up. However, there was no external CDROM with these, and I found the the external one that HP lists is model A2655A. Is that the only CDROM that will work with this system? Or, could I plug the SCSI-2 plextor that I have in also.
Next question, with a copy of HPUX 10.20 workstation install media and this cdrom, will I be able to boot into the cdrom and go with the install from there?
Thanks for your time.
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09-12-2002 05:36 PM
The 712/80 uses a single-ended SCSI-2 bus, so any external CD-ROM that's compatible with that bus should be OK to use. I have used other drives without a problem. Just be sure to select a unique SCSI address and terminate the bus correctly.
From the boot admin menu, if you issue the boot command with the path to the CD-ROM drive, it should be able to boot the "Core OS & Install" CD. If you're loading 10.20, make sure the CD is intended for a workstation platform and not a server platform. If it's the one you used for that system at work before, it should be fine.
Good luck -- the 712 is a neat little box for a personal HP-UX workstation!
Please post your successes/further questions and we'll try to help. You might want to post any NEW questions related to HP-UX on the HP-UX forum, though. They'll get read a lot quicker by the HP-UX experts. New questions about the hardware will be answered quicker if posted to the "workstations (hp visualize)" forum.
09-12-2002 08:00 PM
I'll let you all know how the install goes - once I get my grubby hands on the media and external drive!
09-15-2002 04:32 AM
I know what you mean about that first post...I've only recently started to use the forums. I haven't actually posted any questions to this one, but I had similar trepidations about posting to other forums. Most of the folks on this one are very good and knowledgeable folks.
One other thing...you might want to get your hands on a copy of HP-UX 11.0, if you have it at work. It's the latest version of HP-UX supported on the 700 series of workstations. 11.0 has only one "flavor" that supports both 800-series servers and 700-series workstations. It requires more space for installation, though. While you can cram a decent installation onto a 2GB drive, you're better off to put 11.0 onto a 4GB or larger drive.
Of course, if 10.20 is what you use at work, you may want to stick with the same platform.