[rescue] OT: SGI Power series help
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at cats.ucsc.edu
Sat Feb 9 02:14:47 CST 2002
On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Geoff Koehler wrote:
I got a message like that in my oooold 4d/440 long time ago (I think,
something like 4 yrs ago, so I might be a bit fuzzy). So there are a
couple things you can try;
a) Take all the boards and re-set them in place, for some reason my
machine was in storage for a looong time and this was one of the side
b) Or you might have some defective simms, try pulling the memory board
and take the memory out, then start to repreplenish the board to see if
any of the simms were bad.
hope this helps. If not try to see what LEDs (the ones present on the
CPU boards) are on when the machine halts.
Hope this helps, cheers!
> Hi All,
> Well, I finally re-wired the basement and plugged in my "new" SGI 4D/380S
> (no graphics). It was from a local university and was supposedly functional
> when retired. Anyway, I get the following self test messages out of the
> serial port
> Floating Point Unit PASSED.
> Sync Bus Controller PASSED.
> I/O Mapper, Init Vectors, MODE Regs PASSED.
> SCSI Controller PASSED.
> Data and Intruction Caches PASSED.
> Full Memory Test PASSED.
> MP Caches PASSED.
> Initialize Local Hardware! PASSED
> CPU Local Diag 1st Cache Memory MP caches
> 0 PASSED PASSED PASSED PASSED
> [all the way to}
> 7 PASSED PASSED PASSED PASSED
> Sizing and clearing 160 Mb of memory! Only clear 32MB of physical memory
> Initialize local hardware!
> FAILED POWER-ON DIAGNOSTIC
> Boot stand alone diagnostic to analyze the problems.
> And then it goes away. I cant seem to interact with the monitor at all
> after this. Is there a specific key sequence to dump it back into the
> monitor (ie BK, CNTL-C, etc). Is it talking out of another serial port?
> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> Cheers, Geoff
> Geoff Koehler
> Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
> Home of the SART Observatory
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