rx2600 need firmware update?
ztwilkinson at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 30 15:38:51 UTC 2010
I powered on the system and inserted the CD disc.
At the EFI boot menu I selected CDROM. The FreeBSD/ia64 loader displayed. After it loaded the kernel into memory it briefly offered me the opportunity to select a non-default boot config. I let this pass.
The display then transferred from the VGA console to the serial console where standard kernel messages appeared as part of a standard bootup. Immediately after that sysinstall automatically displayed on the serial console and I select the Standard Install option.
As I previously had Ubuntu installed on this system, I re-partitioned the disk as follows.
0: /efi (default size)
1: swap (16gb, 2xRAM)
2: / (3gb)
3: /var (3gb)
4: /usr (~47gb)
I pulled an IP address from DHCP and I enabled IPv6.
I selected the Developer install set.
I created one non-root account.
I enable SSH but no other services.
I installed no packages but did install the ports collection.
At the end I selected to exit sysinstall which initiated a reboot.
That's a rough account of how it went.
--- On Fri, 7/30/10, B. Estrade <estrabd at cs.uh.edu> wrote:
> From: B. Estrade <estrabd at cs.uh.edu>
> Subject: Re: rx2600 need firmware update?
> To: "FreeBSD ia64" <freebsd-ia64 at freebsd.org>
> Date: Friday, July 30, 2010, 11:07 AM
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:07:02AM
> -0700, Zach Wilkinson wrote:
> > I just installed 8.1 onto a HP rx2600. It booted off
> the netinst CD and the install appears to have gone through
> > However, when the system rebooted at the end of the
> install, the EFI menu had not been updated with a FreeBSD
> boot option. I have never installed FreeBSD onto an ia64
> system before, but the other OS I have installed have done
> that, so I just presume FreeBSD does it as well.
> > I'm not the original owner of this system, so it's
> very likely that firmware has never been updated. I'm
> wondering if the firmware currently installed is defective
> or somehow incompatible with the FreeBSD/ia64 installer such
> that the boot menu is not getting updated.
> > Also, what's the general recommendation regarding
> firmware on the rx2600, and are any additional steps
> required to update the EFI boot menu.
> > Thanks,
> I offer no help, but you might be able to help me. I gather
> that the
> rx2600 is very similar to the zx6000 on which I am having
> spontaneous reboot problem during sysinstall.
> I was wondering if you could provide a basic recount of the
> steps you
> too to install FreeBSD.
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