The HP USB Key Utility enables you to copy the Firmware Maintenance CD contents to a USB memory key. You can then run the Firmware Maintenance applications from a USB key instead of from the CD. Insert a USB key containing the Firmware CD ISO image created by using the HP USB Key Creator for Windows utility into a usb port of your server or through the SUV (Serial-USB-Video) cable attached to the server to be updated if the server supports the SUV cable.
For Windows® operating systems, the HP USB Key Creator for Windows utility must be downloaded from the HP website and installed on a workstation. After installation, the utility places a shortcut in the HP System Tools folder in the Programs start menu.
To create your bootable drive key and copy the contents of the CD:
For Linux, the USB key can be created manually:
./syslinux /usbkeyto have SYSLINUX write out the boot partition to the USB key. Failure to issue this command might lead to a key that does not boot the Firmware CD until the SYSLINUX command is successful.
/dev/cdrom /cd_mount_point or
mount -t iso9660 firmware-<version>.iso
/cd_mount_point -o loop
./usbcreator.sh /cd_mount_point /usbkey
NOTE: To remove a CD image from your USB drive key, delete the subfolder containing the CD image and edit the syslinux.cfg file at the root of the USB drive key to remove the section referencing that subfolder name.