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CFE / Loader / Boot Prompt

March 3rd, 2009

There is a small subset of commands that can be access only from the boot prompt of the system. These are useful in some circumstances, but the possibilities are quite limited. In the below examples I am using a system that shows a “CFE” prompt, but this may be “Loader” or something else depending on your system.

CFE> help
Available commands:

version             Print CFE version.
update_flash        Updates the boot flash with the firmware image on the PC-Card.
netboot             Boots the supplied URL off the network.
boot_diags          Boots the diagnostic image off of the PC-Card.
boot_backup         Boots the backup image of Data ONTAP off of the PC-Card.
boot_primary        Boots the primary image of Data ONTAP off of the PC-Card.
boot_ontap          Boots the correct image of Data ONTAP
bye                 Reset the system.
flash               Update a flash memory device
autoboot            Automatic system bootstrap.
go                  Start a previously loaded program.
boot                Load an executable file into memory and execute it
load                Load an executable file into memory without executing it
set date            Set current date
set time            Set current time
ping                Ping a remote IP host.
arp                 Display or modify the ARP Table
ifconfig            Configure the Ethernet interface
show date           Display current time according to RTC
show time           Display current time according to RTC
show devices        Display information about the installed devices.
unsetenv            Delete an environment variable.
set-defaults        Reset all system environmental variables to default values.
setenv              Set an environment variable.
printenv            Display the environment variables
help                Obtain help for CFE commands

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