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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Use the edit Command to Configure the Preboot Menu

  1. Access the Preboot menu.

    For more information, see Accessing the Preboot Menu.

    Note -  Until check_physical_presence is disabled, the only way to interrupt the SP boot process is to hold the Locate button down while the SP is booting.
  2. At the Preboot prompt, type:

    Preboot> edit

    The Preboot menu enters edit mode. In edit mode, the Preboot menu displays its selections one-by-one, offering you a chance to change each one.

    • To change a setting, type the new value, and then press Enter.

    • To skip to the next setting, press Enter.

  3. Press Enter to move through the settings until you reach the settings you wish to change.

    The menu displays the settings and values one by one:

    Values for setting are {list of values }.
    Set setting?           [value]
  4. To change a setting, type the new value.

    The new value must be from the displayed list of values.

  5. Press Enter.

    The Preboot menu asks you to confirm your changes:

    Enter 'y[es]' to commit changes: [no]
  6. Type y to exit the edit session and save your changes.

    To exit without saving your changes, type n.

    The following display shows an edit session where the bootdelay and check_physical_presence settings are changed. See the table that follows for a description of edit command settings:

    Preboot> edit
    Press Enter by itself to reach the next question.
    Press control-C to discard changes and quit.
    Values for baudrate are {[ 9600 ]| 19200 | 38400 | 57600 | 115200 }.
    Set baudrate?                [9600]
    Values for serial_is_host are {[ 0 ]| 1 }.
    Set serial_is_host?          [0]
    Values for bootdelay are { -1 | 3 | 10 | 30 }.
    Set bootdelay?               [30] 10
    Values for bootretry are { -1 | 30 | 300 | 3000 }.
    Set bootretry?               [-1]
    Values for diags_mode are {[ Normal ]| Quick | Extended | Skip }.
    Set diags_mode?              [Normal]
    Values for preferred are {[ 0 ]| 1 }.
    Set preferred?               [<not set>]
    Values for preserve_conf are {[ yes ]| no }.
    Set preserve_conf?           [yes]
    Values for check_physical_presence are {[ yes ]| no }.
    Set check_physical_presence? [no] no
    Enter ’y[es]’ to commit changes: [no] y
    Summary: Changed 2 settings.
    Sets the baud rate of the serial port. Selections include 9600,19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200.

    Note -  This setting remains at 9600 (baud). Do not change it.

    If this is set to 0, the serial port connects to Oracle ILOM. If this is set to 1, the serial port connects to the host.
    The number of seconds the bootstrap process waits for the user to type xyzzy before booting the SP.
    The number of seconds the Preboot menu waits for user input before timing out and starting the SP. Set to –1 to disable the timeout.
    Normal, quick, extended, skip.
    Not used.
    Setting this to no duplicates the function of the unconfig ilom_conf command, which resets many Oracle ILOM configuration settings, but preserves SP network, baudrate, and check_physical_presence settings the next time the SP is booted.
    If this is set to Yes, you must press and hold the Locate button to interrupt the SP boot process. If it is set to No, the boot process prompts you to interrupt it. For details, see Use the edit Command to Configure the Preboot Menu.

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