[rescue] Any HP/Nextstep PA gurus about?

Max Trefonides maxadam at uchicago.edu
Fri Feb 20 08:28:36 CST 2004

On Feb 20, 2004, at 7:12 AM, Mike F wrote:

> 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?
> Others have mentioned changing the SCSI-id, and I'll elaborate. I 
> don't have any experience with 715s, but with 712s the default for the 
> hard disk is SCSI id 2, and default for the CD-ROM as SCSI id 6. I 
> seem to
> recall my 712 having a hard time booting from CD with settings other
> than the defaults, so this may be worth a try.  -  Mike

I don't know much about HP, (don't you hate posts like this?) but on 
i386 and NeXT HW you have to boot from a floppy first, the kernel and 
drivers for the cdrom are on the floppy ...

max trefonides

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