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HP D7171A - NetServer - LPr Introduction Manual

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IBM OS/2 Installation Guide
for all Hewlett-Packard NetServers
NOTICE: The information in this document was last updated for the HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM version E.10.00 or
L.16.00. If you don't have the E.10.00 or L.16.00 version CD-ROM and you're obtaining this document from the HP NetServer
web site as a reference to install an operating system, be sure to also check the HP NetServer web site for the latest available
©Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company
March 19, 1999
(This document is only available in English.)
The objective of this document is to help Hewlett-Packard customers install OS/2 on a HP
NetServer system. For additional information on Hewlett-Packard NetServers refer to the HP
Information Assistant on the HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM.
Table of Contents
Before You Begin
Section 1. Installation Tips and Considerations
Tip 1) Extended Translation Setting
Tip 2) Extending Disk Capacity Beyond 1 GB
Tip 3) Formatting Disk Partitions Larger than 2 GB
Tip 4) Device Allocation Under OS/2
Tip 5) RAM Greater Than 192 MB
Tip 6) Performance Tuning
Tip 7) Troubleshooting System Hangs When Loading CONFIG.SYS
Tip 8) OS/2 Warp Server Installation Issues
Tip 9) How to View the Resources Used by an Adapter
Tip 10) How to Run the HPVGSET.EXE Utility from the Navigator CD-ROM
Tip 11) 4GB RAM Support in OS/2
Tip 12) HPFS386 Drive cache size issue on systems with 4GB RAM
Tip 13) When using HP NetRAID install the driver MRAID.ADD
Tip 14) Getting Trap 00D when booting OS/2
Tip 15) Getting Trap 008 during extensive disk/network I/O
Tip 16) Specific to E Series NetServers: How to boot from a NetRAID adapter while a
2910Bui SCSI card is present on the system
Tip 17) IRQ sharing can cause system hangs
Tip 18) Adaptec driver AIC7870.ADD 133496 12-Jan-1998 or later is required for 2940UW
with rev B chip set


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    (This document is only available in English.) Introduction The objective of this document is to help Hewlett-Packard customers install OS/2 on a HP NetServer system. For additional information on Hewlett-Packard NetServers refer to the HP Information Assistant on the HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM.

  • Page 2: Before You Begin

    Detailed Procedure for Installing Warp 3.0, Warp Conn. & Warp Server 4.0 Installing Warp 4.0 or Warp Server SMP 4.0 Section 4. Installing Hewlett-Packard NIC's Installing OS/2 LAN Services for use with the HP J2973A or J2970A 10BaseT PCI LAN...

  • Page 3

    \7800 AIC7870.ADD LH Pro \7800 AIC7870.ADD \7800 AIC7870.ADD LD Pro \7800 AIC7870.ADD \7700 AIC7770.ADD LC 2000 \SYM897 SYM_HI.ADD \7700 AIC7770.ADD \7700 AIC7770.ADD E 40 \7800 AIC7870.ADD E 45 \7800 AIC7870.ADD E 50 \7800 AIC7870.ADD E 60 \7800 AIC7870.ADD \sym895 SYM8XX.ADD LH 3 \sym895 SYM8XX.ADD...

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    logical parameters of 255 heads and 63 sectors to support drives up to about 8 GB in capacity. Standard SCSI translation, with 64 heads and 32 sectors, is limited to a maximum capacity of 1024 MB (1 GB). You can enable Extended SCSI translation in the BIOS Configuration section of the EISA Configuration Utility options for the D2078A/B EISA Fast SCSI-2 Host Adapter.

  • Page 5

    provides information on improving the performance of OS/2 systems. Contact IBM for more details. Tip 7) Troubleshooting System Hangs When Loading CONFIG.SYS Reboot the system. When the "OS/2" prompt appears in white text at the upper left portion of the screen, press the Alt and F2 keys simultaneously.

  • Page 6

    CD-ROM for example: BASEDEV=AIC7870.ADD Issue 7: After Installing OS/2 2.11 for SMP on a Hewlett-Packard NetServer LS the system hangs and traps intermittently. Fix: If you have a dual-processor card installed, edit the CONFIG.SYS file on the root directory of the hard drive where OS/2 is installed.

  • Page 7

    4) Select "IBM OS/2" 5) Select "Warp Family" 6) Select "Continue" 7) Select "Show Configured Card" 8) Select "View Resources" It shows a table with the following column headings: SLOT MEMORY I/O PORTS 9) Select "Save to Disk" note that there is no printer support for the Navigator 10) Select "Continue"...

  • Page 8

    4GB of RAM installed. In this case the disk cache is set to the lowest value of 256K. Hewlett-Packard reported this issue to IBM. As a workaround you can edit the file C:\IBM386FS\HPFS386.INI. Locate the line that reads "cachesize=256". This means that the cache is set to 256K bytes.

  • Page 9

    Configuration #2: Four HP NetRAID disk array cards Two NIC's To resolve this issue ServicePack 29 is required. You can obtain this update by contacting your IBM representative. Tip 16) Specific to E Series NetServers: How to boot from a NetRAID adapter while a 2910Bui SCSI card is present on the system The following steps are involved during system boot to install boot partition on NetRAID adapter disk arrays.

  • Page 10

    6. The default IDE configuration is usually set to automatic which reports the following parameters: Cyl = 14848 Head = 9 Sector = 63 Workaround: Run setup to apply the following IDE configuration values: Cyl = 8174 Head = 16 Sector = 63 Final Fix: Contact IBM or connect to the following web site to obtain the new IBM IDE driver:...

  • Page 11

    Tip 23) "Unable to Access the Hard Drive" error during the OS/2 installation. (Also, see Tip #24) This error usually occurs due to one of the following reasons. 1. The basedev stament for the target driver is not present in config.sys. 2.

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    6. Add a new Basedev statement in config.sys BASEDEV=AICNEW.ADD 7. In config.sys make sure the following statement is present SET SAVECONNECT=1 By default, this statement is inserted by cdinst. 8. At the end of installation, aicnew.add gets copied to the root partition of the boot drive, and the config.sys will have a corresponding BASEDEV statement.

  • Page 13

    Embedded Adaptec AIC7870.ADD Adaptec 2740A AIC7770.ADD Embedded IDE IBM1S506.ADD HP DAC Adapter HPDA.ADD HP NetRAID MRAID.ADD HP Symbios SYM8XX.ADD Embedded NetRAID MRAID.ADD Other NAME.ADD Table 2b Boot Adapter BOOT Drive Size Adapter (YES/NO) XMbytes and Notes Embedded Adaptec Adaptec 2740A Embedded IDE HP DAC Adapter HP NetRAID...

  • Page 14

    Manager on the drive with the lowest SCSI ID. The system will boot from the drive with the lowest SCSI address among the drives connected to the first controller in the boot order. HP recommends SCSI ID 0 for the boot drive. If you configure the boot drive with another SCSI ID, your system may not boot when additional SCSI drives are installed later.

  • Page 15

    4. Select OS/2. 5. From the menu, select the version of OS/2 that you want to Install. Select "Warp 3.0" for any version of Warp that you want to install. (Starting with Navigator CD-ROM version G.00.10 this selection button is called "Warp Family". 6.

  • Page 16

    Use this procedure to create a "Drivers/Utilities" diskette using the "Diskette Library" on the Navigator CDROM: 1. Boot Navigator 2. Click. NetServer Utilities 3. Click, More Utilities 4. Click, Diskette Libraries 5. Select "NOS Drivers - OS/2 Warp Family" and then click execute (see the following note).

  • Page 17

    If you are an experienced OS/2 user you can follow this overview to complete the product installation. However Hewlett-Packard recommends that you follow the detailed step by step process to complete the installation. The installation process for Warp 3.0, Warp Connect 3.0 or Warp Server 4.0 consists of five phases.

  • Page 18

    power user, it is OK to use the "Manual Process" to complete the installation. Phase 1: Create copy of IBM "Diskette 1" label it "Work Diskette 1" 1. Create the Drivers/Utilities diskette using the HP Navigator CD-ROM. Follow the steps described in "Section 2" of this document. 2.

  • Page 19

    already added which are calling the same drivers. You don't want duplicate driver names. This can cause Trap 00D or Trap 00E during the OS/2 boot process. C) While editing CONFIG.SYS on the "Work Diskette 1". Locate the section with all the IBM type 2 drivers, they will read as follows...

  • Page 20

    MD HPTEMP CD HPTEMP B) Insert the "Drivers/Utilities" diskette in drive A of the workstation, and enter the following copy commands: COPY A:\7800\AIC7870.ADD COPY A:\7700\AIC7770.ADD COPY A:\HPDA\HPDA.ADD COPY A:\NETRAID\MRAID.ADD COPY A:\UPDATE.EXE C) Remove the Drivers Diskette from drive A, and insert the "Work Diskette 1". Delete the following files to make room on "Work Diskette 1"...

  • Page 21

    Select "Accept the drive." NOTE: If you change the partition information, you will be prompted to reboot. In this case, repeat steps 5 and 6. Highlight "Format Partition" when you have chosen an installation partition. Format the partition with the file system of your choice (FAT or HPFS). Phase 4: First Reboot 7.

  • Page 22

    following driver is present in CONFIG.SYS: basedev=mraid.add basedev=aic7870.add 9. Complete the OS/2 Installation GUI screen. Select VGA for the video driver. Do not change the SCSI configuration. Remove the Work Diskette from drive A, and press Enter to reboot the machine and continue with OS/2 installation.

  • Page 23

    Manual Process: B) If you have an HP DAC verify that the following drivers are present in CONFIG.SYS. If they are not present you must add them. Please keep in mind the order of drivers as listed in Section 2. basedev=hpda.add basedev=aic7870.add C) If you have an HP NetRAID, or if you don't have any disk array installed, verify that the...

  • Page 24

    This reboot is for the networking products. The SCSI drivers should be stable in CONFIG.SYS. 24. Verify that the aic7870.add driver on the system is the one provided by Hewlett-Packard. OS/2 tends to replace the version on the diskette with the one on the CD-ROM Open a command prompt and enter DIR C:\AIC7870.ADD /S...

  • Page 25

    The significant improvement in IBM Warp 4.0 and Warp Server SMP 4.0 is that it can be installed on any Hewlett-Packard NetServer (Warp Server SMP 4.0 can also be used on a uni-processor system) by using the IBM generic installation process without making any changes to IBM diskette 1.

  • Page 26

    Procedure #1: Install IBM OS/2 product using standard IBM installation process and then apply Hewlett-Packard specific drivers. Phase 1: Create Copy of IBM diskettes 1. Make copies of IBM diskettes. Label the copies "Work Install Diskette", "Work Diskette 1", and for Warp 4.0 you will have a "Work Diskette 2".

  • Page 27

    Device Support", Select "Non-Listed IDE CD-ROM" from the list, next deselect "OTHER". 6. Complete the OS/2 setup and Installation screen. Select the options that you want. Select Next to continue. 7. Click OK on the Advanced options screen to accept "Add existing programs to the desktop". 8.

  • Page 28

    The IBM OS/2 product is now installed. The following steps are not required if you are using Procedure #2. Hewlett-Packard recommends that you use the Drivers/Utilities diskette created with the HP Navigator CD-ROM to copy the drivers to c:\os2\boot subdirectory as described in the next two steps.

  • Page 29

    Procedure #1 adds those drivers after the installation is completed. Procedure #2 adds the Hewlett-Packard disk array driver to the copy of IBM "Diskette 1" called "Work Diskette 1" before the installation starts. Please note that this procedure is still using the IBM version of AIC7870.ADD driver to complete the installation.

  • Page 30

    Use a spare PC running DOS, OS/2 or NT to complete the following tasks. Please read "Consideration 1" in Section 1 of this document and complete the table in that section before you proceed with this step. A) If you have an HP DAC, find the lines that read: basedev=dac960.add basedev=ibm1s506.add basedev=aic7870.add...

  • Page 31

    IBM type 2 drivers, as follows: basedev=ibm2flpy.add basedev=ibm2adsk.add basedev=ibm2scsi.add Remark out those driver lines using the REM command, since they are not needed, so that they read as follows... REM basedev=ibm2flpy.add REM basedev=ibm2adsk.add REM basedev=ibm2scsi.add E) While editing the CONFIG.SYS file, locate the Adaptec drivers section with the following Adaptec driver lines: basedev=aha154x.add basedev=aha164x.add...

  • Page 32

    IBM installation process and then apply Hewlett-Packard specific drivers. Section 4. Installing Hewlett-Packard NIC's The following section will help you get a Hewlett-Packard LAN adapter installed on an HP NetServer running OS/2. Installing OS/2 LAN Services for use with the HP J2973A or J2970A 10BaseT PCI LAN Adapter (CD-ROM) This network adapter is included with the HP NetServer LC Plus.

  • Page 33

    workstation". 2. Continue answering the question prompts in a manner appropriate to your system until you reach the "LAPS Configuration" window. 3. Place the Drivers Diskette in Drive A and select "Other adapters..." 4. At the "Path" prompt, enter... A:\NICDRV This step copies the device driver from the Drivers Diskette to the hard drive and then returns you to the "LAPS Configuration"...

  • Page 34

    adapter. 1. Boot OS/2 and install the IBM LAPS program. To install LAPS, place the IBM LAPS (LAN Adapter and Protocol Support) disk in Drive A. Open an OS/2 Fullscreen session, and enter: A:\LAPS 2. When the LAPS main dialog box appears, select the "INSTALL" button, and follow the prompts to install LAPS.

  • Page 35

    system and verify that the HP 10BaseT adapter is firmly mounted in its slot and that the Ethernet cable is also connected firmly. If the physical connection is working, the green light on the back of the adapter will come on when you power up the system. NOTE: OS/2 2.X requires an IBM service pack.

  • Page 36: Advanced Settings

    2. Click Install. 3. When prompted, insert the HP Support disk in a floppy drive, specify A:\NICDRV for driver location, and click OK. 4. When Install reads the hptxeo2.NIF, installation is complete. Click OK. The adapter driver has been copied to your system. 5.

  • Page 37

    negotiate), 1 (for half), 2 (for full). [Example: FORCEDUPLEX = 2] SLOT: (required for multiple adapters, see TIP 9 in section one for instruction on obtaining the slot number) This parameter is optional if only one adapter is present. If it is specified but is incorrect, a message indicates that the value doesn't match the configuration but the driver finds the adapter and loads anyway.

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    6. Select "Yes" to change your display driver settings. 7. Select a screen resolution and close System Settings dialog box. 8. Select test to check the new resolution 9. Select yes to "Do you wish to retain these selections?" 10. Close the "System - Setting " configuration book 11.

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