[rescue] RS/6000 250: LED 513 while booting AIX install CD?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Mar 2 20:03:19 CST 2004

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 20:52, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>    On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Todd Carson wrote:
> > I got AIX 5.1 install media today for the RS/6000 model 250 I
> > posted about earlier.
>    I may be way off base here, but I'd double-check to make
> absolutely sure that AIX 5.1 is compatible with the 250.
>    If I'm not mistaken, the 250 is quite closely related to the 220
> which was "officially" desupported as of AIX 4.x (It'd run it, but
> some bits were wonky).

AIX through 5.1 should support *ALL* rs/6000s that were available at the 
time of its release.  5.2 is the first version to stop supporting 

> > It boots okay from the installation CD until it reaches 513 on the
> > LED, where is seems to hang indefinitely. There is never any output
> > to either a monitor or a serial console. According to the list of
> > LED numbers, it's supposed to be loading files from the install
> > media at this point, but it will sit for well over half an hour
> > with no CD-ROM or hard disk activity.
>    A half-hour is a wee bit on the long side.  Have you tried doing
> an install of an earlier version of AIX?  The alternative is to let
> the thing go all night and see if there's any joy in the morning.
>    Personally, I'd go for an AIX 4.x install just to see how it
> runs.  But that's me.

I'd question if there's a problem with the install media.  As well, I've 
got a diagnostics CD image, email me off-list if you (Todd) want to try 
that out.

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