Converting from Domain/Aegis to HP/UX

If you have an Apollo 425t/425e/433s workstation which is currently running Domain/Aegis and would like to convert it to run HP/UX then you must have:

  • An HP/UX keyboard with HIL interface and 3 button mouse
  • HP/UX boot media

    The following keyboard and mouse part numbers should work:
    keyboards - C1429A, C1429B, or 46021A
    mice - A2838A or 46060B

    The support of HP/UX for Apollo's has been discontinued. The last O/S is reported to be 9.03. The O/S media is reported to be available from cartridge tape, 4mm DAT, and CDROM. Be aware the the cartridge tape drive supported under HP/UX and the cartridge tape drive suppored under Domain/Aegis are different mechanisms and incompatible. In fact, the HP/UX cartridge tape drive is incompatible with almost every other cartridge drive on unix machines. You would be better off trying to locate CDROM source.

    Plug in you HP/UX keyboard and turn on the machine. As the workstation attempts to find a bootable drive press the "ESC" key.

    At the "Select System:" prompt enter C to get the config menu

    At the "Config Control:" prompt enter 2 to select HPUX

    At the "Config Control:" prompt enter E to execute the boot

    This should result in the non-violatile boot PROM being changed to attempt to boot HP/UX from this point on.

    Insert your bootable media into the CDROM, 4mm DAT, or HP/UX cartridge drive and cycle the power. The system will search for bootable devices and should identify the peripheral with the boot media as one of your bootable choices.

    send comments to Tim Hunkler [click HERE for info on contacting me]