might get a blank screen for about 15–30 seconds after you have selected and saved all of your
settings and have exited the utility. This is normal. The boot process continues its execution after
the screen returns.
Restoring the Linux Operating System
the latest HP Driver CD to get any new enhancements.
For preloaded Linux systems, an icon called Red Hat ISO's is available on the desktop. Click this icon
to go to the /iso directory. This directory contains the binary and source ISO files. This directory also
contains the driver CD ISO which is the same as the CD that is shipped with the workstation. Follow the
instructions in the Readme file in the /iso directory to burn the ISOs to CD.
HP recommends that you burn the ISOs to CD so you have a backup.
Downloading the Latest HP Driver CD
To obtain the latest HP Driver CD, refer to "Obtaining the HP Installer Kit for Linux from the HP Support
Website" in the HP Workstations User Manual for Linux.
Installing with the HP Driver CD
To install with the HP Driver CD, refer to "Installing with the HP Installer Kit for Linux" in the HP
Workstations User Manual for Linux.
Installing and Customizing Linux–Enabled Workstations
Linux–enabled workstations are not preinstalled with Linux. They require the HP Installer Kit for Linux
and the purchase of a Red Hat box set. The Installer kit includes the HP CDs necessary to complete
the installation of all versions of the Red Hat box set that have been verified to work on HP Workstation
Verifying Hardware Compatibility
To see which Linux versions have been verified to work on HP Workstation hardware:
Go to http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_manuals.
Select your HP Workstation model.
Click the Hardware Support Matrix for Linux link.
Installing the Linux Operating System
To install the Linux operating system on your Linux–enabled system, refer to
workstations, refer to the HP User Manual for Linux, located at
linux_user_manual. For additional information about HP and Linux, visit
Chapter 3 Operating System Setup Software
When you enable the YPBind feature in the Network tab of the Linux Setup Tool, you
To restore the Linux OS, the HP Driver CD and Red Hat box set are required. Download
Starting the Linux Operating System
For additional information concerning the setup of Linux–preinstalled or Linux–enabled
Restoring the Linux
in the previous sections.