[rescue] First steps on "new" rs6000?

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Mon Jun 9 17:43:24 CDT 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Robert Novak wrote:
> > > 	I saw a RS6000 3CT, model 7030 today. Google's results suggest
> Okay, it's even better, then.  Same generation, slightly different
> configuration.
> > Oooh. Keyboard may be a curiosity but I do have an SGI monitor here. I may
> Try a regular PS/2 keyboard.  Either it'll work, or the system will give
> you an LED code on the front for "keyboard not found".

I took out the frame buffer (11H2534  GXT150M Graphics Subsystem) and
unplugged the keyboard, hoping for serial console on Serial A.

> > go with serial console at first since I'm short on space to set up the
> > monitor right now. :) RS-232 9600N81 or the like, I'm hoping?
> With Xon-Xoff flow control, IIRC.

Not getting anything on Serial A with a null modem (laplink) cable going
into my nearby laptop. It went through the POST codes (once I got the
memory board reseated and got rid of the 888 BIST error), and went through
a couple of "trying to load IPL from" codes and now sits smugly at 262,
which seems to be the no-keyboard-detected code.

It can't load IPL from anything SCSI, as there are no scsi devices

I'm trying now with it in the OK keyswitch position, to see if anything is
different. ALso googling like a madman. :) Getting still nada on console,
and alternating 229 (Attempting a Normal mode IPL from NVRAM IPL Devices
List;  cannot IPL from any of the listed devices, or there are no valid
entry in the Devices List) and 223 (Attempting a Normal mode IPL from SCSI
attached devices specified in NVRAM IPL Devices List.)

Maybe I should just grab the SGI monitor after all?


Robert Novak - rnovak at indyramp.com

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