This process is machine-dependent; follow the procedure for
Intel® Itanium®-based or PA-RISC-based, depending on your
for Itanium®-based machines|
Reboot the client system with
the reboot command or cycle the power on the client
system. Interrupt the reboot process by pressing the down
arrow when prompted.
Select Boot Option Maintenance Menu.
Select the network interface with the MAC address
you entered in the /etc/bootptab file.
Enter a description of this boot option, n for the No BootOption data type,
and y to the Save changes to NVRAM prompt.
Exit the Add a Boot Option menu.
Select your new boot option from the Please select a boot option menu.
PXE-E12: Could not detect network
connection. Check cable.
Diagnosis: The boot option you created does not have the
correct MAC address and so cannot connect to the internet.
Correction: Determine the appropriate
MAC address using the procedure described in the section “Add a Network Entry for the Client to the IP Address File on
the Server.” and then
create a boot option with that MAC address.
PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received.
Load of boot option failed: Not Found.
Diagnosis: Diagnosing this error can be difficult. The
simplest problem causing this error is that the entry for this client
in the server's /etc/bootptab file is not correct.
A more complicated problem is that there are other DHCP servers on your network causing interference with your Ignite-UX
the client's entry in the /etc/bootptab file
on the server to make sure it is correct. Otherwise, contact the systems
administrator responsible for the Ignite-UX server.
your system's EFI Boot Manager interface looks different from the
screens above. The Legacy interface style is shown in the procedure
above. On most systems you can change the interface style with the
Boot Menu selection System Configuration. From there, select Change Boot Manager User
Interface or Set User Interface depending on the current interface style. If you are currently using
the Legacy style interface, you will have to select Exit to return to the Boot Manager menu.
functionality is identical regardless of the interface style you choose.
The Enhanced interface is shown below.
for PA-RISC-based machines|
Reboot the client system with the reboot command or by cycling the power, and then interrupt the reboot process
Interrupt the boot process by pressing any key at
Processor is starting autoboot process.
To discontinue, press any key within 10 seconds.
From the firmware prompt, boot using the server's
Main Menu: Enter command or menu >boot lan.server_IP_address install
Answer n at the prompt Interact with IPL (Y, N, or Cancel)?>
Select the operating system to install from the displayed
menu. Choose the operating system that matches the OE you used when
you set up the Ignite-UX server –“Create the HP-UX OE Configuration Information on the Ignite-UX
Server”. Be aware that the selection of the
operating system times out — the client can not be kept waiting
at this prompt.
Failed to initialize.
Status = -7
Diagnosis: Used the wrong IP address.
Correction: Reissue boot command, making sure
you use the server IP address.
Diagnosis: The opportunity to interrupt the boot process was missed.
Correction: Login as root and reboot
again. Look closely for the prompt to stop the boot process.
The backspace key repositions the
cursor but does not erase characters at the PA-RISC prompt “Main
Menu: Enter command or menu>”. You have to type over unwanted
characters. Pressing return ignores all characters
to the right of the cursor.