[CentOS] Help with an HP Proliant gen10 plus?

Mon Jan 9 06:37:48 UTC 2023
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Just starting and trying to boot off the SPP firmware update ISO image
> on a USB stick.
> I made the stick with:
> # mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb
Why create an MS-DOS filesystem on the stick which gets immediately
overwritten in the next step?

> # dd bs=4M
> if=P52581_001_gen10spp-2022.09.01.00-SPP2022090100.2022_0930.1.iso
> of=/dev/sdb status=progress

Is this what HPE says how to create the stick? If yes then you may ask HPE
how to get it to work.

> The usb drive is 16GB and the iso is 9GB.
> seem to boot from it and go into auto install of firmware then died with
> starting initrd...
> warning!!! Unable to mount the file system [cdrom]
> warning!!! Unable to mount the file system
> Preboot maintence mode
> /bin/ash: can't access tty: job control turned off
> and at # prompt.
> There is no cdrom on the gen10 plus.  Only in internal bootable usb port.

That's usually fine because the cdrom can be mounted as loop device. No
need for a real cdrom.