[rescue] SGI Crimson boot sequence?

Francois Dion fdion at atriumwindows.com
Tue Jun 1 09:10:06 CDT 2004

Andrew Weiss wrote:

> On May 31, 2004, at 3:39 PM, Francois Dion wrote:
>> Looks similar to mine, except I only have 14 slots as this is a 
>> deskside.
> I meant the same machine internally (arch) and cards-wise.  I also had 
> the deskside box. 

I have 1 extra card, to the right he only has 2 cards (1 RM2 and 1 DG1) 
and 1 have 3 (2 RM2 and 1 DG1). Do you know where one can get these edge 
connector boards (front bus)? I'd like to find one with 4 or 5 slots 
span, instead of my 3 slot span unit.

Also, on the GM3 graphics manager board, there is a non shielded DB9 
connector. Any idea what that might be? I'm really surprised that none 
of the schematics or manuals have found their way on the net. Even SGI 
no longer supports any of that stuff...

> I don't really know.  I never had to hook a serial terminal up.  My 
> graphics head always worked from the start.

The more I am looking at this, the more I think I might have a problem 
with the IO3B. No led stay on after the POST cycle (during which 1 scsi 
and 1 ethernet led go on then off).

I even tried only using a CDROM in the box, no hard disk, in case I had 
a power supply that was at the limit. I know I'm not in a brownout 
scenario, this is a dedicated 20 amps breaker, with the proper guage and 


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