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I am about to perfomr my first redhat install on an LPAR with HMC. I am confused about the use of a graphical interface. Can I get one on the HMC or ?
Updated on 2007-01-03T11:16:48Z at 2007-01-03T11:16:48Z by rceron
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Re: running install cd with HMC2007-01-03T11:16:48Z in response to capemeGreetings,
I apologize for the delay in answering this, some of us were off due to the holidays.
There's a way to use a graphics device in your LPAR.
You can't use the HMC's one for your LPAR cause they do not communicate. The HMC is a hole computer by itself and what you see is its graphics adapter.
First, you have to check if your power box has a graphics adaptor in it. To do so, open the properties of your LPAR's profile, go to the phisical resources tab and expand all of the hardware under the buses. If you can see a pci-to-pci bridge, you have a graphics adapter in your power box.
The second step is to attach this adapter to your LPAR. Make sure that the pci-to-pci bridge piece of hardware is not set as "required" to any other LPAR's profile. Now, in your target LPAR's profile, set it as required. To the same for the usb adaptor hardware or you'll have graphics and won't have a keyboard and mouse to feed it ;-).
Save the profile and start the LPAR. You should see the output on your display asking you to press some number on the keyboard to activate that console. Just follow the instructions.
If you have problems with these instructions, please post them here and I'll help you.