[rescue] DEC AlphaServer 4100 5/300 Questions

Martin Marshall martinm at allwest.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:56 CST 2003

Eric Dittman wrote:
>>Does this use a special keyboard?  With a standard ps/2 keyboard, the "y" and 
>>"z" keys are swapped when at the SRM console.  Also, other keys do not display 
> This sounds like the language is set to something other than U.S.

Yep, language was set to 32 (Deutsch).  Setting language to 36 (US English) got 
the keyboard right.

>>I would like to run a version of DEC/Compaq Unix.  Will this box run Tru64 UNIX 
>>Version 5.1B-1 or 5.1, both of which appear to be available as "Non-Commercial 
>>Tru64 UNIX Technology Enthusiast package" from HP?
>>There is a note that the DEC 4000 support was removed from the 5.1B-1 version. 
>>Are earlier versions of DEC/Compaq UNIX available that will run on this box?
> The DEC 4000 is not the same as the Alphaserver 4000/4100.  I've got a disk
> with Tru64 V5.1B that my Alphaserver 4100 systems boot just fine.

Looks like I need to call HPaq for the enthusiast package

>>Also, the second of the two power supplies has a fault according to SRM. 
>>Research indicates that the second PS is a spare when running 2 CPUs.  I suppose 
>>that I can remove the PS to clear the fault, but does anyone have a spare 
>>H7291-AA power supply available?
> You can remove the second PS.  You might also check that all the cables are seated
> properly, and that the cable that is used to connect the power supplies together
> is there.

I'll check the cables, etc. and go from there.

Thank all of you,
Martin Marshall

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