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Re: HMC Upgrade and the Magic Key



fixed

Just asking before you start this process, do you reboot your HMC.
Wondering if it is having some sort of issue as it is doing the upgrade.


On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM, Jerry Draper <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

That sounds exactly my experience a few weeks ago. I was doing an
upgrade with media I burned myself (V7.7.80).

Working with IBM confirmed that I should have received an "insert next
disk" prompt. Instead it dropped me out to a shell. There was nothing
to do.

IBM concluded it was the media. I wasn't so sure.

I ended up doing an "install" with the same media. It did ask me for
the second DVD and completed normally. Since this was an install and
not an upgrade I had to rediscover my servers and redo my HMC profiles.

Jerry


On 3/5/2014 4:31 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:
OK I knew this answer once but it has been a while. During an HMC Upgrade
using Recovery Media, at the the end of the first DVD, the HMC posts a
question about wanting to install additional software ( I think that is
correct ).there are 2 options It appears that I should press a '1' to
continue and what I expect to see is it eventually tell me to put the
next/#2 DVD in the machine and probably press enter or some such thing.

What I get is nothing on the screen and if I press enter it just repeats
itself. I have tried recently to use the both the 10key #1 and QWERTY #1
with the same results.

What am I supposed to press? this as happended to me at multiple levels
of
HMCs and with a mix of keyboards


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