[syslinux] Re: Install Red Hat AS 4 from iLO on a HP DL380?

Herta Van den Eynde herta.vandeneynde at cc.kuleuven.be
Tue Mar 14 02:30:52 PST 2006

Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>Herta Van den Eynde wrote:
>>>Thanks, Dag, for the reference to the syslinux list, and to hpa for the
>>>suggested Ctrl-X workaround.  Unfortunately, the Ctrl-X doesn't work, not
>>>even when the screen goes dead.
>>>I totally agree with you that the advanced iLO is absurd, but I guess it
>>>makes HP a few extra bucks: $350 per M$ system should be noticeable.
>>>However, it shouldn't be noticeable to Red Hat.
>>>Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this?
>>Sorry, no workaround for this is currently available; you'd have to make a
>>custom CD, removing the display file.
> Herta, please add this to Red Hat's bugzilla and use your official support 
> channel to stress the importance. Also send the bugzilla id to this thread 
> so others can add their voice to it as well. I know that IBM's RSA 
> technology suffers from the same problem (java gui, slow and 
> contra-productive), so it is certainly not specific to one vendor.
> Also both the HP and IBM remote console solutions have problems with 
> keyboard translations where the bootprompt is by default US and the only 
> support configuration is when both the keyboard on the local system MUST 
> HAVE the same settings as the keyboard in the bootloader. This is even 
> worse when using ICA, where all three keyboard-settings have to be 
> identical (making me spend silly amounts of time to change keyboard 
> settings).
> Kind regards,
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]
Entered in Red Hat Bugzilla
Reference is "Bugzilla Bug 185393 – cannot install Red Hat AS 4 from 
basic iLO" https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=185393

Unfortunately, these systems have been bought with an academic 
entitlement, meaning no official support.

Kind regards,


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