[rescue] Problem with Ultra 30

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 05:31:35 CDT 2003

Hello all,

I've got an Ultra 30 that seems to be stuck in an odd state: on
power-up, the screen background is yellow, the banner information is on
a white background (an island of white in a sea of yellow), and the
"ok" prompt never appears.

I've done 'stop-n' to reset the NVRAM, but I can't figure out how to
make it properly boot up - anyone ever seen this behavior before? Any
thoughts? I'm sort of at a loss, other that to strip the machine down
and start over again - reseat the framebuffer, CPU memory & HD.

BTW, it is correctly identifying the CPU & RAM anount... One odd thing
(to my mind), is that the OpenBoot PROM is at 3.27 - is that the right
rev for an Ultra 30?

Thanks in advance,


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