Mike's PBX Cookbook

Partition the CPPM FMD

If you experience Fixed Media Device (FMD) errors, it will need to be re-formatted and partitioned.

Note: This procedure will ERASE all data, only continue if you have a good database backup.
In a HA system, split the cores first, and work on one side at a time to not interrupt service.

To partition the Fix Media Device (FMD):

After a short period, the Main Menu should appear.

        Communication Server 1000 Software/Database/BOOTROM RMD Install Tool 
        ====================================================================
        
                               M A I N    M E N U

        The Software Installation Tool will install or upgrade 
        Communication Server 1000 Software, Database and the CP-BOOTROM.

        You will be prompted throughout the installation and given the
        opportunity to quit at any time.

        Please enter:
<CR> -> <u> - To Install Menu.
        <t> - To Tools Menu.
        <q> - Quit.

        Enter choice> t

Enter t to select the tools menu

        Communication Server 1000 Software/Database/BOOTROM RMD Install Tool 
        ====================================================================
        
                               T O O L S   M E N U

        This is the Tools Menu for Install. You can select the tool that
        is appropriate.  Please select one of the options below.


        Please enter:
<CR> -> <a> - To set the system date and time.
        <b> - To partition the Fix Media Device.
        <c> - To display the partition size of Fix Media Device.
        <d> - To reload default accounts.
        <g> - To print System S/W content on Removable Media Device.
        <h> - To print Keycode content.
        <i> - To print Security Device content.
        <j> - To Check the customer specific System S/W on the RMD.
        <k> - To manually create Keycode on Removable Media Device.
        <r> - To install Keycode only.
        <s> - To archive existing database.
        <t> - To replace CPU board BIOS.
        <v> - To display media vendor information.
        <w> - To Set the CPPM Core Location (Side/Loop/Shelf) Information.
        <m> - To return to the Main Menu.

        Enter choice> b

Enter b to partition the FMD

        Communication Server 1000 Software/Database/BOOTROM RMD Install Tool 
        ====================================================================
        
        You selected to Partition the Fix Media Device. This task
        can only be performed  by Nortel's Manufacturing
        personnel.

Enter password ->

The password is nortel backwards (letron).

        Communication Server 1000 Software/Database/BOOTROM RMD Install Tool 
        ====================================================================
        
        You selected to Partition the Fix Media Device.  This will
        ERASE ALL files and directories on the FMD of Core 0.

        You can choose  to go on and  Partition your FMD or choose
        to quit now and leave the FMD unchanged.

        Note: INSTALL WILL REBOOT AFTER THIS PROCEDURE AND
              FMD WILL BE EMPTY AFTER YOU PARTITION IT.
              INSTALL MEDIA MUST BE IN THE DRIVE AT THIS TIME.
        

        Please enter:
<CR> -> <q> - Quit from this menu and leave the FMD unchanged.
        <a> - Partition FMD into appropriate devices.

        Enter choice> a

Enter a to continue...

Clearing partitions on hda
>Repartitioning Fix Media Device ...
>Fix Media Device repartition completed
>Formatting FMD ...

The FMD will be partitioned and formatted, and when complete, the CPPM card will re-boot...

When the the Main Menu appears, select the Install Menu, and continue with the Software Installation Tool.

Home » Meridian » Install » Partfmd