[rescue] Any HP/Nextstep PA gurus about?

Zach Lowry zach at zachlowry.net
Fri Feb 20 07:55:45 CST 2004

Yeah, I had this same deal installing on a 715. I'll tell you what 
worked for me. The issue has to do with the spinup timing. There's a 
setting I believe you can change to make it wait a bit longer, but my 
solution was to fire off a "boot scsi.1" IMMEDIATELY after I insert the 
CD (caddy, in my case). This way, the drive is already "spun" and the 
boot loader can boot it quickly. Also, there is no problem exhibited 
booting Linux or HP-UX. Those CDs will boot the first time, every time.


On Feb 19, 2004, at 10:19 PM, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:

> I've got - or at least thought I had - all the bits together to set up 
> Nextstep 3.3 on my 9000/715/64. Of course it's not that simple...
> So the question is - just how fussy is the 715 about bootable cdrom
> drives? I have my 512k block 4x Plextor installed that boots sun, sgi,
> vax, etc. with no problem but I'm getting a "boot process failed" 
> error.
> I have the cdrom at id 1 and the disk to install to at 0 ala the
> openpa.org nextstep page and I am using the command "boot scsi.1" to 
> try to boot. It does this to the nextstep cd I have, to a cdr of HPUX
> 10.20 from a rescue member and to the 11.0 cdr's I got direct from
> HP last summer, all of which inclines me towards the cdrom as being the
> villain here. The jumpers are set up according to the manual I 
> downloaded from Plextor - id 1, parity on, term off (it is physically 
> between the disk and the motherboard connection), block on.
> Any hints? Or anyone with an old HP A2655 or Toshiba XM-3401 for me to 
> borrow or buy?
> William
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